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HIROSHIMA by John Hersey

On August 6, 1945 , Hiroshima, Japan was destroyed by the first direct hit of an atomic bomb on a city.  Hersey tells what happened that day. “Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document, has … Continue reading

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Indian Summer by Alex von Tunzelmannn The Secret History of the End of the Empire

When I heard about  a seminar on India at the Troy Public Library, I was very excited and braved the low temperatures and the icy streets to attend.We were to read, discuss, and connect  a novel and a non-fiction book … Continue reading

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Pothi Notebooks

This lovely hand-made cloth covered book is a  symbol of Ahmedabad where business and cloth milling have a long and strong history. A staple in all the businesses was a ledger for record keeping. Interesting that Ahmedabad where “cloth is … Continue reading

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Art Book Center, Ahmedabad

We kept hearing about this amazing Art Book Store from lots of professor and student types in Ahmedabad, but we didn’t visit until our time was quickly coming to an end.  You know the frantic plans of “we might not … Continue reading

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