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By Krishna Dutta


A Cultural and Literary History 2nd Revised edition

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Calcutta by Krishna Dutta

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In the popular imagination, Calcutta is a packed and pestilential sprawl, made notorious by the Black Hole and the works of Mother Teresa. Kipling called it a City of Dreadful Night, and a century later V.S. Naipaul, Gnter Grass and Louis Malle revived its hellish image. This is the place where the West first truly encountered the East, founded in the 1690s by East India Company. It was also home to extraordinary Bengalis such as Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel laureate, and Satyajit Ray, among the geniuses of world cinema. Above all, Calcutta is a city of extremes, where exquisite refinement rubs shoulders with coarse commercialism and savage political violence.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904955467
ISBN-10: 1904955460
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Signal Books Ltd
Publisher: Signal Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Krishna Dutta

KRISHNA DUTTA was born and brought up in Calcutta. She has translated Bengali literature and written several books on Rabindranath Tagore.

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