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Gupp & Gossip
From the Hills
Paper Type: Book Print | Size: 216 x 178mm
Black and white; 42 illustrations; 142 pages; Flexiback
ISBN-10: 9381523401 | ISBN-13: 978-93-81523-40-7

 395 |  14 |  9.99

There is not such a place as these hills for the tongue of false report to wag about. Everybody thinks everybody else’s affairs to be more worth looking after than their own. If you have a friend or two to lunch, tea or dinner, the whole town is sure to know before noon next day what was on your table and who said or ate what.


A fascinating illustrated insight into the society and culture of the stunning hill stations of the Indian Himalayas, the book reveals Ganesh Saili’s very personal collection of Gupp and Gossip from the foothills— a peep into their customs and behaviour.

Spicy and saucy, this survey of a hill station, past and present is full of lively anecdotes about its history, people, eccentrics, scandals—everything that makes the place unique. The book is both informative and entertaining. Never a dull moment. Never a dull page! – RUSKIN BOND

Ganesh Saili
Ganesh Saili

Mussoorie born Ganesh Saili has had a life-long love affair with the Garhwal Himalayas. Settled atop a spur in Landour, he has taught English and American literature at Mussoorie's post-graduate college. Having had the good fortune of living in the hills, he has seen the changing facets of the hill station. For thirty years and more, he has researched and trekked these mountains, capturing in words and film the awe-inspiring beauty of the hills. Several of his books have been translated into French, German, Dutch, Italian and other foreign languages. Numerous periodicals, journals, magazines, films, books and national awards are a testimony to his roots.

T.K. Manoj Kumar
T.K. Manoj Kumar

TK Manoj Kumar has been a District Collector, Secretary to a Chief Minister and taught at the IAS Academy Mussoorie. Part time artist, avid squash player, and once upon a time the first runner up in the BBC Mastermind show, he believes that the best is yet to come. Presently, he is Principal Secretary to the Government of Kerala for the Departments of Non-Resident Keralites, Tourism, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development.