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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 that I knew what a baobab tree would look like, decades before I actually saw one.

Wikipedia says that the other common names include (among others) “upside-down tree, and monkey bread tree”. After seeing this picture, I think I know why.


About thecrestedjay

I am passionate about football, jazz, classic rock, classic movies, crime, science fiction and P G Wodehouse. And also about NBA, western and Indian classical music. Since the wife will also read this blog, I cannot reveal my other passions in public. Have one son who plays the guitar, spent some time as an animator and now works for a digital marketing and advertising company. I also have one (1) wife. I spent a lot of my time on my music and books collection. I also have a passion for travelling but not a great deal of time and money to spend on this. Hopefully, in the future, I'll be able to do so.


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