Book Review: Lost City Symphony By Indrajit Bose

Old Cameos In the long verandahAt the top left landingOf the wooden staircase,You will find them waiting. Grandfather in singlets and shorts:Beaming toothlessly;Great-grandfather in alpaca coat,Frowning majestically. The lady by a Chinese vase,So like a Ravi Varma painting,Is Great-uncle’s first wifeWho died in childbirth. And those three studiousLadies are your aunts,Pramila, Urmila, Nirmala,Proud university graduates.…