Notes from a Spanish Diary

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-05-11
  • Publisher: Niyogi Books

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• Personal account of discovering the aura and flavor of Spain

• Solo woman traveler's story - traveling beyond her comfort zone

• Excellent choice for a tourist as well as an armchair traveler

'A journey of thousand miles must begin with a single step...'

Drawing on the riveting anecdotes of a solo Indian woman traveler, Notes from a Spanish Diary is a personal account of discovering the aura and flavor of Spain. Munching on the local cuisine and rambling along the lanes of Spanish history and culture, Ranjita Biswas has unfolded her indomitable experiences of traveling beyond her comfort zone, making this book an excellent choice for a tourist as well as an armchair traveler.

The author, in her very own journalistic style, has set forth her chronicles of Spain her stories are poignant and tender, familiar and bizarre. The book may even send you off on your own adventure as you turn the pages and find her ambling on the trail of Flamenco and Mudejar art in Andalusia, discovering the stark resemblances of the Moorish architecture at Granada with that of Egyptian, Persian, Roman, Greek and even Japanese art forms, and savoring a paella at the fascinating cities of Barcelona and Madrid.

Contents: Preamble to the Travelogue, A paella of flavours: Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, Andalusia: On the trail of Flamenco and Mudejar art, Granada and Cordoba: East meets West, Northward to the Bay of Biscay, Santiago de Compostela: Pilgrim's progress.

Author Biography

Ranjita Biswas is an independent journalist, fiction and travel writer, and translator. She contributes to national and international publications on gender issues, development, health, film, travel, and art and culture. Ranjita is an award winning translator of fiction and has won KATHA translation awards several times which have featured in their collections. She has also to her credit five published works in translation. Among the author's non-fiction published works is the coffee table book, Brahmaputra and the Assam Valley. Ranjita is also an award winning writer of children's fiction, her most recent work being Music of the Hills, an adventure story for young adults. Folktales from Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh is her collection of retold stories from the rich folktale tradition of North East India.

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