Drawing on the riveting anecdotes of a solo Indian woman traveller, Notes from a Spanish Diary is a personal account of discovering the aura and flavour of Spain. Munching on the local cuisine and rambling along the lanes of Spanish history and culture, Ranjita Biswas has unfolded her indomitable experiences of travelling beyond her comfort zone, making this book an excellent choice for a tourist as well as an armchair traveller.
The author, in her very own journalistic style, has set forth her chronicles of Spain—her stories are poignant and tender, familiar and bizarre. The book may even send you off on your own adventure as you turn the pages and find her ambling on the trail of Flamenco and Mudejar art in Andalusia, discovering the stark resemblances of the Moorish architecture at Granada with that of Egyptian, Persian, Roman, Greek and even Japanese art forms, and savouring a paella of flavours at the fascinating cities of Barcelona and Madrid.
Ranjita Biswas is an independent journalist, fiction and travel writer, and translator. She contributes to national and international publications on gender issues, development, health, film, travel, and art and culture. She researches widely on various aspects of North East India for her journalistic work and creative writing. Ranjita is also an award winning writer of children’s fiction.