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City of Joy (Dominique Lapierre)

Can joy come out of a slum’s web of miseries?

In the real-than-life novel “City of Joy”, it does. The story revolves around the interwoven lives of Stephan Kovalski (a Polish Catholic priest), Max Loeb (an American doctor), and Hasari Pal (an Indian rickshaw driver), who found themselves being fashioned by the slum life in Anand Nagar (City of Joy), an urban poor community in the mega city of Calcutta (Kolkata). 1,066 more words


India Heritage Walk City Series: Kolkata

Popularly known as the ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata is one of the greatest cities in the East with a confluence of cultures spanning centuries. However, with a combined population of over 14 million in the city and its suburbs, Kolkata has often been vilified for chaos, congestion and also pollution. 384 more words