26 December 1970 |
|Occupation||Travel writer, journalist|
Bishwanath Ghosh (born 26 December 1970) is an Indian writer and journalist, best known for his literary travelogues which describe the real essence of India. He is the author of Longing, Belonging: An Outsider at Home in Calcutta (2014), which is a portrait of Kolkata, and Tamarind City: Where Modern India Began (2012), which is a portrait of Madras, now known as Chennai. In 2009 he published the acclaimed Chai, Chai: Travels in Places Where You Stop but Never Get Off, which The Telegraph (Kolkata) called "a delightful travelogue with a difference." He has also contributed two stories to Urban Shots, a collection of short stories published in 2010.
He was born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, where he started his career as a journalist in 1993 with The Pioneer. He subsequently worked with the Press Trust of India and The Asian Age in New Delhi. He moved to Chennai in 2001 to join the New Indian Express group. He joined The Times of India in 2008 when the newspaper launched its Chennai edition. At present he is a Senior Deputy Editor with The Hindu in Chennai.
- http://bytheganges.blogspot.com On the Ganga Mail, Bishwanath Ghosh's blog