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A Cultural History

Published by Interlink Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

    About The 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.

    About The Author

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

    Product Details

    • Publisher: Interlink Books (April 1, 2008)
    • Length: 256 pages
    • ISBN13: 9781566567213

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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."

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