Bishwanath Ghosh, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Bishwanath Ghosh

Indian author

Date of Birth: 26-Dec-1970

Place of Birth: Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Profession: author, journalist

Nationality: India

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Bishwanath Ghosh

  • 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.
  • His most recent book is the bestselling Aimless in Banaras: Wanderings in India‚Äôs Holiest City, published in December 2019.
  • In August 2017 he published Gazing at Neighbours: Travels Along the Line That Partitioned India, to coincide with seventy years of Partition of India.
  • He is also the author of Longing, Belonging: An Outsider at Home in Calcutta (2014), which is a portrait of present-day Kolkata, and the acclaimed Tamarind City: Where Modern India Began (2012), which is a portrait of Madras, now known as Chennai.
  • In 2009 he published the hugely popular Chai, Chai: Travels in Places Where You Stop but Never Get Off, which The Telegraph (Kolkata) called "a delightful travelogue with a difference" and which was subsequently translated into Hindi and Marathi. 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 an Associate Editor with The Hindu and lives in Kolkata, having made the city is home in August 2018 after nearly 18 years in Chennai.

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