It can best be described in my opinion as Wikipedia with emotions on Kolkata. Anyone vising Kolkata should read this book.
All in all, a very enjoyable read, peppered with humour, bravery, pride in our heritage and the immense courage of the Maratha warriors. I think the author has nicely lined up the end for another book.
The entire book is done in black and white. The illustrations, by Ashween Kaur, too are minimalistic adding to the bleakness and simplicity of the poems. The clean lines add value to the written words.
The book is a veritable treasure of tips and good practices. That’s the USP of this book. It is not preachy, rather each chapter is introduced in one or two paragraphs and is followed by quotes from famous and published authors, related to the chapter.