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Book titled Ghosts of Calcutta authored by Sebastian Ortiz released

Jul 23, 2015 12:50 IST

Ghosts of CalcuttaGhosts of Calcutta: Sebastian Ortiz

Book titled Ghosts of Calcutta authored by Sebastian Ortiz was released on 23 July 2015. Sebastian Ortiz is the pen name of French Consul-General of India Fabrice Etienne.

The book translated from French and published by the Kolkata-based Sampark was launched by French Ambassador in Delhi François Richier.

The book is the result of Fabrice search for the ghosts of British Raj-era in Kolkata. However, the book not only tells about the ghosts only but also about other characters like friends, associates, passer-bys, who were around him.

To write the book, the author has been visiting Kolkata since 1995, during which he has visited worn-out cemeteries and dilapidated government buildings of the city belonging to British era.

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