The Mansion House: Stories of a lifetime by Dr Arunava Chattopadhyay

The Mansion House: Stories of a lifetime by Dr Arunava Chattopadhyay

India Blooms News Service | 22 Jun 2017

A beautiful blend of Indian history and travelogue is what Dr. Arunava Chattopadhyay has served his readers in The Mansion House.

The minute details of history of Bengal add an interesting flavour to the work.

The author has peppered the book with many anecdotes and incidents of his life which entertains as well as inspires his readers.

His picturesque description of nature carries us back to the Romantic era poets. You draw the essence of travelling the entire world along with the author and he takes you in confidence and makes you tour the best places on the earth.

He is quite well travelled and the description of each city that he had visited is very vivid: talk about Kuala Lumpur to Berlin to Colombo to Singapore to Dhaka and so on. His descriptions are avid and true to the core.

The anecdotes of his schooldays also take us down memory lane. Even some of his ghost tales are convincing enough to run shivers down our spines.

As we leaf through the first pages of the book, it seems the book is about the history of Bengal.

Little do we realize that he is drawing us to the background of the house “the Mansion House” and the story would revolve round it.

Later, the author shares his experiences about his extensive travel across the globe or speaking about the renowned personalities whom he had come across during his travels.

Last but not the least, the author’s language and choice of words are worthy of appreciation.

Overall it is a good book worth reading.


Reviewed by Liza Gomes

The Mansion House: Stories of a lifetime by Dr Arunava Chattopadhyay

India Blooms News Service
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