As the longest-serving and first Indian editor of the second-oldest English newspaper in India, ThePioneer, SN Ghosh’s career was in step with the country’s coming of age after independence. He wrote about the Bengal Famine as well as the country’s first independence day. In the 1950s, he witnessed the beginning of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, and he chronicled the India-China war as well as the creation of Uttar Pradesh. This account of his life by his son, Shankar Ghosh, combines biography and memoir.
HarperCollins, 224 pages, Rs 399