/Tag: Joseph George

A STORY OF DASGUPTAS


The Telegraph

On my last trip to Kolkata, I had what can only be described as a uniquely bhadralok experience: I bought a book by a Dasgupta about another Dasgupta, which was sold to me by a third Dasgupta, after he had been guided by a fourth Dasgupta. To explain how this came about, I need to go [...]

By |2011-11-18T10:57:19+00:00October 27th, 2007|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

THE BIRD MEN OF INDIA


The Hindu

My old home town, Dehra Dun, occupies a special place in the history of Indian ornithology. It was here that Salim Ali spent five years with his wife, Tehmina. While living in Dehra Dun he revised and refined his first and most famous work, The Book of Indian Birds. The Valley has a dazzlingly diverse collection [...]