Sunday, 6 March 2016


Alexander Eshechilen Kolkatay (Alexander Came to Calcutta) is a detective fiction of a different kind. This is perhaps the first fictional work on the Greeks of Calcutta. There was a small but rich Greek community in the city during the British colonial rule. Though the Greeks lived in Calcutta for more than two centuries, very few Indians have any idea about this diaspora. Apart from focusing on the history of the Calcutta Greeks, the novel touches upon several burning issues like land acquisition for industry, sustainable development, commercialization of sports etc. This is my first Bengali novel and I have published it in my blog Humble Sociologist. Please read, comment and share if you like.


Hi, I am a sociologist by profession but creative writing is my passion. This blog is an effort to present my writings in front of the people across the world. The idea is not just to entertain but also to raise several issues that often do not attract adequate attention. For this blog, I have planned to publish long stories, or the novels, part by part. After the publication of the last chapter, I would go through the suggestions of the readers and I would try to accommodate them as much as possible. Thereafter, the entire novel would be uploaded once again as a pdf file or in the form of an ebook. So, your opinion is very important. Your comments will help to enrich the fiction as well as initiate valuable discussion on various important questions that we face.