Book Size: 5.25" x 8"

Pages: 256

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566567213

Series: Interlink Cultural Histories

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Illustrations: b&w illus. , maps

Foreword by: Anita Desai

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Calcutta

A Cultural History

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“Dutta depicts Calcutta’s many faces in this erudite guide to the city… It presents an in-depth portrait of one of India’s most intriguing cities.” – Publishers Weekly

About this book

Calcutta (renamed Kolkata in 2001) is a city of extremes, where exquisite refinement rubs shoulders with coarse commercialism and political violence.

Krishna Dutta explores these multiple paradoxes, giving personal insight into Calcutta's unique history and modern identity as reflected in its architecture, literature, cinema, and music.

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About the author

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

Reviews

“Dutta depicts Calcutta’s many faces in this erudite guide to the city… It presents an in-depth portrait of one of India’s most intriguing cities.” – Publishers Weekly

Additional information

Author

Dutta, Krishna

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

256

Type

PB

Illustrations

b&w illus. , maps

Foreword by

Desai , Anita

Author Home

India & UK

Subtitle

A Cultural History

Format

5 1/4" x 8"

Reviews

"Dutta depicts Calcutta's many faces in this erudite guide to the city… It presents an in-depth portrait of one of India's most intriguing cities."å – Publishers Weekly

MainReview

"Dutta depicts Calcutta's many faces in this erudite guide to the city… It presents an in-depth portrait of one of India's most intriguing cities."å – Publishers Weekly