Calcutta

Calcutta : A Cultural History

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Calcutta (renamed Kolkata in 2001) is a city of extremes, where exquisite refinement rubs shoulder 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 255 pages
  • 135 x 204 x 17mm | 349g
  • English
  • Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1566567211
  • 9781566567213
  • 49,447

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"Dutta depicts Calcuatta's many faces in this erudite guide to the city... It presents an in-depth portrait of one of India's most intriguing cities."
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55 ratings
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4 47% (26)
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