Calcutta: A Cultural and Literary History

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Signal, 2009 - Calcutta (India) - 243 pages

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, Gnter Grass and Louis Malle revived its hellish image. This is the place where the West first truly encountered the East.

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Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), self-proclaimed intellectual nexus of India and the capital of West Bengal province, is a teeming, noisy, chaotic, and politically charged city with a longstanding Marxist ... Read full review


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Krishna Dutta, who was born in Calcutta, has lived for many years in London, where she works as a teacher.
Andrew Robinson is the literary editor of "The Times Higher Education Supplement. "He is the author of "Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye "and "The Art of Rabindranath Tagore."
Together they have written "Rabindranath Tagore: the Myriad-Minded Man "(St. Martins' Press, 1996) and are the editors of "Selected Letters of Rabindranath Tagore "(1997). They have also co-translated Tagore's "The Post Office "(St. Martin's Press, 1996).

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