Durga Puja Diaries of an Obangali (meaning Non-Bengali in “Bengali”) is based on a North Indian boy who gets involved in Bengali culture at a very young age and adapts to that culture completely through his amazing journey. The book revolves around a Bengali Welfare Committee that is full of fun, love, drama, fights, and a big fat grand festival – “Durga Puja.” The book discusses all the incidents that the boy faced while becoming a part of this organization and this community, starting from getting “Lost in translation” to a “Bhodro Bangali Chele.” The boy learns many new facts about Bengali culture and language by making new friends and then relatives. The book is recommended to all those who want to know what Durga Puja is, how it is celebrated, and why it is not just a ‘festival.’
Rohan Gupta is a Delhi-based writer who is blessed with multiple talents. An artist by hobby and passion, he loves to paint, read, and learn. He is a true foodie who loves to curate his own recipes. He likes to learn about new languages, history, and cultures of different countries and share it with his friends. While being a Eurovision enthusiast, he also enjoys volunteering for different events. The author is a budding writer who proudly presents his first writing curation, "Durga Puja Diaries of an Obangali," to his readers.
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