Calcutta

A Cultural and Literary History (Cities of the Imagination)

By Dutta, Krishna

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ISBN
978-1-56656-488-5
Publisher
Interlink Publishing Group


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Reviewed on August 1, 2003

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 governance. Founded in 1690 by East India Company agent Job Charnok, the city became the hub of the British Raj until the end of colonial rule in 1947. Part of Interlink's "Cities of the Imagination" series, which comprises travel guides to the histories of the greatest cities of the world, t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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