I absolutely love reading memoirs, so this snippet of a new release coming up by Bloomsbury has me all looking forward to it. Of course I will share the review as soon as I get my hands on the book and read it :) For now, lets see what the publishers have to share about the book and the author.
Bloomsbury India announces the publication of a captivating memoir of a year spent in the holy city of Varanasi.
Kaleidoscope City - A Year In Varanasi by Piers Moore Ede is scheduled for release soon in 2015.
About the Book
‘I will never forget my first
sight of the river in Varanasi, from the narrowness and constriction of the alleys, thronged with activity,
to the sudden release of the waterfront, the labyrinth’s end . . . It seems that all of life has its assigned place on
the stone steps leading down to the Ganges. Some are used for bathing,
others for laundry, washing buffalo, puja (worship, ceremonial
and this one for the business of death. The smells are of wood smoke,
buffalo dung, urine and jasmine flowers. The sounds are of rustling
kites and lowing cattle, crackling wood and prayer. . .’
Piers Moore Ede first fell in love with Varanasi when he passed through it on his way to Nepal in search of wild honey hunters. In the decade that followed it continued to exert