City Women and the Ghost Writer is an eclectic book full of human experience from a diverse and interesting culture. This is a selection of differing tales set in the Indian and Nepali culture, and is a mix of life, religion, society and humour, brought alive by rich storytelling from an outspoken and unique viewpoint. Running through it is the tale of an extended family, with its pitfalls, deaths and births. This frank look at Eastern culture is an eye-opener for those with little knowledge of its customs. Interspersed skilfully throughout the book are rants on the media, writing and celebrities, all providing honest viewpoints that inject the book with a certain degree of frustration and cynicism that add to the atmosphere.
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'A unique collection of tales that shows us the real side of Eastern culture'
City women and the ghost writer is essential reading for those who have an interest in, but little knowledge of, the strict and closed society of Eastern culture, specifically that which abounds in Nepal and India. It is a collection of tales, together with family history and structured rants on religion, the media and life in general, which is looking across to the West and comparing and scrutinising life. The injection of cynicism and humour make it a powerful blend of bittersweet tragedy and colourful, loveable characters, each of whom have a different and entertaining story to tell.
Krishna Bhatt has been living in Kathmandu since 1986 and has a wife and two sons. During these years the country has undergone profound political changes and there has been a great social-upheaval around. All these made him think deeply about matters and relate the changes to the earlier times and try to find an explanation for what is happening. Even earlier, before he came to Kathmandu, the life in a small bordering Indian-town and a few bigger ones in the vicinity, where he was educated to get a graduate degree in Biology and Chemistry, the life appeared tricky; while political violence kept on shocking one episodically. It is a relief that somehow the life continued for most, in spite of the stultifying attitudes that keep on persisting among every section, save for a few exceptions.
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