Calcutta: A Cultural And Literary History


by Dutta, Krishna

Calcutta: A Cultural And Literary History

Price:  US$27.72   (SGD36.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 243 pages
Published:  2009, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9781904955467
SB#:  044050 (101)

About This Book

This is a very readable and sometimes outspoken view of the history and culture of Calcutta (Kolkata) since its 1690s foundation beside the Hugli River. The rise of the city's importance as the headquarters of the East India Company and later the seat of the Viceroy is related and various monuments and sites identified. Bengali, British sahib, military and mutiny, scholarly, artistic, reformist legacies are all linked to today's city and its ongoing problems and achievements. With black-and-white illustrations, bibliography and place, street and name, indexes.


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