To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. – Herman Melville Tony V Francis has done just that. He has chosen a mighty theme in exploring eighteenth-century Calcutta through the eyes of a schoolboy. The plot visits the renowned but fallen San Souci Theatre, and follows the boy, also named Tony, as

The Man in a Hat (Poem)

    Sitting in this secluded part “Reserved to myself” “Enjoying the solitude Or a refreshing beverage” You presume You are misguided People look at me, bewildered Just a lonesome old man in a corner Having an urge to converse with me But decide against it, thinking “He will soon wither away Let him be