He picked up his cup. “You’ll soon see how the people here drink tea. Always from the saucer, look.”
They watched a smiling Joshi pour his tea into his saucer. “Tastes better this way,” Joshi said.
—Upamanyu Chatterjee, English, August
Today’s Classics and Coffee Club entry should be filed under “Classics and Darjeeling.” Our correspondent sent in the photo shortly before heading off to Calcutta. He says: “I don’t think I’ve ever been in a city so full of books.”
A reminder: If you have a photo of an NYRB Classic posed with a cup of coffee or tea, send it to this address and we’ll add it to the Classics and Coffee Club series. And let us know where you bought or borrowed the book from—we’d be glad to shout out places that stock NYRB Classics.