Kalkatta
Kunal Basu
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Jami is the Gigolo King of Kalkatta. A Bihari smuggled into India from Bangladesh, he is given refuge by his uncle, a leader of the ruling Communist Party, and grows up in Zakaria Street, dreaming of becoming a pukka Kalkatta-wallah.
When friendship with a local gang leads to his dropping out of school, he ends up as assistant to a passport forger, and then as a masseur. Kalkatta opens its doors and Jami is soon drawn into the world of the rich and famous, housewives, tourists and, occasionally, high-paying and dangerous ‘parties’. His life takes a turn when he meets a young boy, Pablo, and his mother Mandira. But his love for the boy threatens to destroy everything, and even drive him away from his beloved city.
ISBN 9789382616849Category FictionSubcategory General Fiction
Publisher Pan Macmillan IndiaImprint Picador IndiaPublished 07/12/2016
Format B FormatBinding PaperbackPage extent 320
author note
Kunal Basu was born in Kolkata in 1956. He graduated from Jadavpur University... »
 
 
 
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