Ahmedabad: City With a Past

Ahmedabad: City With a Past (Paperback)

By Esther David 
Publisher: HarperCollins
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 9350297973
EAN: 9789350297971
No. of Pages: 240
Binding: Paperback
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About the Book

Ahmedabad is a city at the intersection of the old and thenew. Dargahs and havelis of a bygone era stand cheek-by-jowl with glitzy modern high-rises. Folk arts coexistwith haute couture and nouveau cuisine. Between shoppingmalls and glitzy apartments one can spot turban-and-dhoti-clad men driving their cattle on the streets. It was once calledthe 'walled city'. Today, the walls don't stand any more; insteadillusory walls have crept up between the city's communities,pulling them apart.
Esther David is one of the few resident Jews of India. She has been collecting city-storiesof Ahmedabad for many years garnered from her life, from her experiences of living in thecity, a city that still retains the quality of an overgrown village. And she writes through aunique lens: that of the outsider who is, and is not, a part of this pulsating, vibrant culture.The book traces Ahmedabad's 600-year-old heritage while delving into what makes it tick,today, in the twenty-first century and why it is so special to her.

About the Author
Esther David received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English Literature in 2010 for her novel Book of Rachel. She is also the author of The Walled City, By the Sabarmati, Book of Esther, My Father's Zoo, Shalom India Housing Society and The Man with Enormous Wings. She has co-authored a coffee-table book, India's Jewish Heritage: Ritual, Art and Life Cycle. Her novels are based on the Jewish ethos in India and some of them have been translated into French, Gujarati and Marathi. She was an art critic and columnist for The Times of India, Ahmedabad edition, and has written extensively about the city of her birth.

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Title: Ahmedabad: City With a Past
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Esther David
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 9350297973
EAN: 9789350297971
No. of Pages: 240
Binding: Paperback

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