This Place: media coverage


Biblio, March–April 2014. Reviewer: Sonal Shah.
[Bagchi] approximates the surface emptiness and sudden intimacy of urban American life itself … more

The Hindu Business Line, 4 April 2014. Reviewer: Arunava Sinha.
… Reading [This Place] is a reaffirmation of faith in the story as the best way to tell truths about human lives… more

Indian Express, 1 February 2014. Reviewer: Amrita Dutta.
This place, this “gathering spot” of feelings and experiences, is, like the life of the characters who inhabit it, touched by a tenuous beauty… more

Outlook, 20 January 2014. Reviewer: Rajat Chaudhuri.
… What the reader will treasure perhaps is the purity of Bagchi’s prose married to a clear-eyed storytelling that begets moodiness and mystery without being hard-edged or cloying … more

India Today, 6 January 2014. Reviewer: Kaveree Bamzai.
Amitabha Bagchi’s triumph is in making us care about these ordinary individuals, these quotidian heroes of life … more

Mint, 7 December 2013. Reviewer: Somak Ghoshal.
Such consistent excellence in the crafting and executing of plot is rare in most writers of contemporary fiction … more


Interview by Arunima Mazumdar for Time Out, 31 January 2014.

The human element, an article based on an interview by Budhaditya Bhattacharya for The Hindu, 6 January 2014.

The landscape of loneliness, an article based on an interview by Vishav for Asian Age, 8 December 2013.

This Place – An ode to Baltimore, an article based on an interview by Naheed Varma for Lucknow Tribune, 3 December 2013.