Calcutta, the Living City: The past

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Oxford University Press, 1990 - History - 292 pages
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Celebrating Calcutta's tercentenary, these two volumes contain more than fifty major articles by leading authorities on Calcutta's history, social evolution, civil development, economy, and artistic and cultural life. A series of shorter essays examines the influences of notable individuals, places, and institutions. Contributors include Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, Sumit Sarkar, Amiya Bagchi, R.P. Gupta, Rajyeshwar Mitra, R.K. Dasgupta, Samik Banerjee, Manidip Chatterjee, and Moti Nandi. Lavishly illustrated, the volumes detail the city's fascinating past and rich cultural heritage, and offer valuable insight into Calcutta's present and future challenges.

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The Name
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Geology and Physiography
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Before Calcutta
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Copyright

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Sukanta Chaudhuri is Professor of English at Jadavpur University, Calcutta
Sankha Ghosh is a noted Bengali poet and critic. He retired as Professor of Bengali from Jadavpur University.

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