Finally figured that the book is available in stores! My friends told me, not my publisher. Anyway, it is available, that’s the main thing. If you wish to buy online, here you go: FLIPKART: INFIBEAM: BOOKADDA: CROSSWORD: Am also in LINUXBAZAR (!): Not on Landmark yet though!
After Shankar meets Diego Alvarez and sets out to find the diamond mine, the author takes him through some parts of central Africa on their way to the Richtersveldt Mountains. I have drawn a very rough map covering his journey south towards Rhodesia, South Africa, and finally South-West Africa (I am using the older names … Continue reading
No, this is not my work – this one comes from here. But I really really wish I had written this. Thank you Mr Manas Chakravarty, Consulting Editor, Mint, for such a wonderful piece. Read on. I’ve been reading the rot people have been talking about West Bengal’s name change to Paschimbanga and it’s time to set … Continue reading
One the scariest moments in Shankar’s days in the grasslands of East Africa was his night-time encounter with the black mamba. According to Wikipedia, its name is derived from the black colouration inside the mouth rather than the actual colour of the skin which varies from dull yellowish-green to a gun-metal grey. It is the … Continue reading
While reading ‘Chander Pahar’, I was as fascinated by East Africa as Bibhutibhushan and Shankar. I started reading about explorers of Africa, thanks to the excellent collection at the British Council Library in Kolkata during my school and college days. Their names – James Bruce (here’s a picture of him), René-Auguste Caillié, Samuel Baker, Sir … Continue reading
This one from Afternoon, and this one from Deccan Herald – you’ll have to scroll down a bit
http://www.flipkart.com/books/8129118246 http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/lifestyle/books/mountain-moon-call-wild-706 http://www.7sisters.in/the_mountain_of_the_moon.html http://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/review_book-review-mountain-of-the-moon-chander-pahar-_1577223