*Does this work for you, Sudeshna?
“In the tenth century… the Grand Vizier of Persia, Abdul Kassem Ismael, in order not to part with his collection of 117,000 volumes when travelling, had them carried by a caravan of four hundred camels trained to walk in alphabetical order.”
– A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel. Read more
(*For Sudeshna who asked why I don’t write about books any more. Sorry, it’s not all about a book, but it is a sort of book post.) Read more
One of the joys of going to Calcutta is coming back to Bombay. For two reasons: Read more
Last week, reading Wodehouse At Work to the End, by Richard Usborne, I spent a long time looking at the cover. Read more