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Calcutta : a cultural and literary history

Author: Krishna Dutta
Publisher: Oxford : Signal, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Founded in the 1690s by East India Company merchants beside the Hugli River, Calcutta grew into India's capital during the Raj and the second city of the British Empire. Named the City of Palaces for its neoclassical mansions, Calcutta was the city of Clive, Hastings, Macaulay, and Curzon. It was also home to extraordinary Bengalis such as Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel laureate, and Satyajit Ray, among  Read more...
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History
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Dutta, Krishna.
Calcutta.
Oxford : Signal, 2003
(OCoLC)606993050
Online version:
Dutta, Krishna.
Calcutta.
Oxford : Signal, 2003
(OCoLC)609245778
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Krishna Dutta
ISBN: 1902669584 9781902669588 1902669592 9781902669595
OCLC Number: 51780511
Description: xvi, 255 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / Anita Desai --
Introduction: Kolikata, Calcutta, Kolkata --
Ch. 1. Company Calcutta --
Ch. 2. City of the Babus --
Ch. 3. City of the Sahibs --
Ch. 4. City of Reformers --
Ch. 5. Imperial City --
Ch. 6. The Struggle for Independence --
Ch. 7. City of Strife --
Ch. 8. City of Learning --
Ch. 9. Artistic Calcutta.
Responsibility: Krishna Dutta ; foreword by Anita Desai.

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This work shows that, found in the 1690s by East India Company merchants beside the Hugli River, Calcutta grew into both India's capital during the Raj and the second city of the British Empire.  Read more...

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