ISBN 9789350297971,Ahmedabad - A City with a Past

Ahmedabad - A City with a Past



Harper Collins Publishers Ind Ltd.

Publication Year 2016

ISBN 9789350297971

ISBN-10 9350297973


Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)

fiction & non - fiction

Ahmedabad is a city at the intersection of the old and the new. Dargahs and Havel's of a bygone era stand cheek by-jowl with glitzy modern high-rises. Folk arts coexist with haute couture and nouveau cuisine. Between shopping malls and glitzy apartments one can spot turban and dhoti clad men driving their cattle on the streets. It was once called the 'walled city'. Today, the walls dont stand any more, instead illusory walls have crept up between the citys communities, pulling them apart. Esther David is one of the few resident Jews of India. She has been collecting city-stories of Ahmedabad for many years garnered from her life, from her experiences of living in the city, a city that still retains the quality of an overgrown village. And she writes through a unique lens that of the outsider who is and is not, a part of this pulsating, vibrant culture. The book traces Ahmedabads 600-year-old heritage while delving into what makes it tick, today, in the twenty-first century and why it is so special to her.