Calcutta: A Cultural and Literary History: A Cultural and Literary History

Calcutta: A Cultural and Literary History: A Cultural and Literary History

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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, Günter 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 merchants beside the Hugli River, Calcutta grew into both India's capital during the… (more)

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Publisher: Signal Books (June 03, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 255 pages

File size: 9.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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