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Mountain of the Moon – Part 8

The man-eating lions In “Mountain of the Moon”, the workers building the railway are bedevilled by a pair of man-eating lions. There is an uncanny resemblance of this part of the story with the true story of the man-eaters of Tsavo. The two lions who caused so much depredation have been immortalised by Lt-Col. J … Continue reading

Mountain of the Moon – Part 7

The Uganda Railways¬† Found some great pictures of the Uganda Railways from the early part of the 20th century (Source – http://www.sikh-heritage.co.uk/heritage/sikhhert%20EAfrica/sikhsEAfrica.htm). (Source – Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, Carpenter Collection) There’s this GREAT poster for the Railways from Wikimedia Commons.

Mountain of the Moon – Part 6

Some pictures of Calcutta of the early 1900s – fascinating stuff! This is the city in which Shankar, the hero of “Chander Pahar” lived and studied. He goes to college in Calcutta; the author doesn’t mention which. I dug out some old pictures of Calcutta of the early 1900s, which may be of interest. This … Continue reading

Mountain of the Moon – Part 5

A friend has sent this wonderful set interesting stuff on Chander Pahar. There is this wonderful link: http://gauravdas.podbean.com/2009/11/05/episode-12-chander-pahar-16/ Some of the text in the page runs as follows; I just can’t wait to explore those links! “Bibhutibhusan Bandopadhaya’s adventure classic- CHANDER PAHAR or ‘Mountain of the Moon’. First episode of a total of six episodes. … Continue reading

Mountain of the Moon – Part 4

The author, Bibhutibhushan, the master that he was, did a fantastic job of creating a world that he had never seen! He lived for a long time in the small town of Ghatshila, in Jharkhand, and to my knowledge (incomplete though that is), he had never gone to Africa. But so vivid was his writing … Continue reading

Mountain of the Moon – Part 3

The blurb on the back cover of my book.

Mountain of the Moon – Part 2

The front cover of my book

Mountain of the Moon – part 1

This is a shameless attempt at self-promotion. And the first of many. You have been warned. I have written another book – this time it is a translation “Chander Pahar”, the classic Bengali adventure tale, written by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay. And, I have started a new blog for this – http://mountain-of-the-moon.blogspot.com/ So, from time to time, … Continue reading

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