Calcutta, the Living City: The past

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Sukanta Chaudhuri
Oxford University Press, 1990 - History - 292 pages
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 3 Before Calcutta
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Job Charnock
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Sukanta Chaudhuri is Professor of English and Director of the School of Cultural Texts and Records at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.

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