Kolkata’s leading bookstore chain Starmark, in association with Readomania, hosted the launch of Supriya Newar’s book KALKATTA CHRONICLES – REAR-VIEW REFLECTIONS at its South City Mall outlet here today.
KALKATTA CHRONICLES – REAR-VIEW REFLECTIONS was released by Devi Kar, Director, Modern High School for Girls, and Bickram Ghosh, the award-winning percussionist and music director. Also present at the launch were the author Supriya Newar herself, and Dipankar Mukherjee, Publisher Director of Readomania.
About the book
Supriya Newar’s KALKATTA CHRONICLES – REAR-VIEW REFLECTIONS takes one on a nostalgia-filled ride down memory lane. It presents a diaspora that unknowingly borrowed from the erstwhile British, accepted the order of the reigning Babus, but also added their own seasoning and spices, resulting in a concoction of customs and characters, quite unique and endearing. Who were these characters? What were these customs? Through languid imagery and gentle humour, KALKATTA CHRONICLES celebrates an era that featured ‘out of order’ stuck on lifts, ‘loadshedding’ that greeted one every evening and ‘trunk calls’ that spelt urgency. We take pains, and rightly so, to preserve our heritage buildings. Should we not pause to reflect, preserve and perhaps pass on ideas and practices that made many of those heritage buildings come alive? Get ready for this nostalgia-filled ride into the quirks that make Calcutta, Kolkata and Kalkatta the city of joy.
About the author
A student of Arts with a Master’s degree in International Relations, Supriya Newar has clocked twenty years of keen professional involvement in the world of Brand and Communications. She has had the privilege of working with significant Indian as well as global brands, leading and training teams, and has been writing for noted publications with several hundred articles to her name. She has also conceptualised, curated and authored noteworthy coffee table books. Born and brought up in Calcutta, she is a long-standing aficionado of Indian classical as well as folk music, besides being an avid bookworm and a traveller. She’s also a Visiting Lecturer at various institutes of repute, and serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Linc Pens.