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.

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