About The Book
My Allahabad Story recollects the author s privileged childhood in a prominent family ofthe city he is obsessed with. He traces his growing years in the large middle classKayastha family bringing out in amusing detail, some quaint social customs andtraditions that existed half a century ago.
The author wonderfully describes the changed complexion of the city with a tinge ofdespair. Life and times and what happened to Allahabad has been graphicallydescribed with nostalgia. An interesting account of an Irish resident brings out the sociallife that prevailed in Allahabad hundred years ago, interlaced beautifully between theEnglish, Anglo-Indians and Indians.
About The Author
Born on 24th July 1943, in a distinguished family of Allahabad, Himendra Nath Varma isan alumnus of the Allahabad University.
He joined the State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer and retired thirty seven yearslater as a General Manager. He has served on the Board of IDBI Capital Markets Ltd.and is currently on the Board of SBICAPS Securities Ltd.
He lives in New Delhi & Allahabad, and loves reading biographies and listening toHindustani classical music.