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Calcutta : strange memoirs, foreign perceptions

Author: T R Barrett
Publisher: Kolkata : Deep Prakashan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barrett, T.R., (Tim R.).
Kolkata : Deep Prakashan, 2004
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T R Barrett
ISBN: 8185800359 9788185800356
OCLC Number: 76787853
Description: viii, 555 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: T.R. Barrett.

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I. RIDING THE TIDE OF THE 21ST CENTURY [notes on modern Calcutta] II. MISADVENTURES OF AN ENGLISH MERCINARY, 1712 [In the 18th century, the influential historian Robert Orme collected a great many papers relevant to Bengal, amongst these (held at the India Office Library, London) is a certain manuscript that he called 'The adventurers of a person unknown, who came to Calcutta in the government of Mr. Russel and went to the Moors then fighting at Hughley.' - chapter based on this manuscript] III. BLACK HOLE OF CALCUTTA IV. SEX SCANDALS IN 18TH CENTURY CALCUTTA [chiefly concerning Richard Barwell] V. AN UNFORTUNATE VOYAGE – 1775 [an account by Philip D. Stanhope, Esq., First Regiment of Dragoon Guards] VI. AUSTRALIANA [links between colonial Australia and Calcutta] VII. SATI VIII. BIRDS IX. HEALTH & MORTALITY X. TRANSPORT XI. THE CHINESE OF CALCUTTA XII. EURASIANS XIII. DON’T FEAR THE REAPER [extracts from memoirs and travelogues] XIV. UNWANTED FAMILY MEMBERS [ancient traditions of Bengal] XV. YOUNG BRITISH OFFICERS [extract from a book published in 1877, about Baraset now a suburb of Calcutta] XVI. BLOOD ON THE STREETS [crime in Bengal] XVII. PRISONS XVIII. EXECUTIONS XIX. NARCOTICS XX. MONEY AT THE DOORS OF THE WHORES AND NOTHING FOR THE GURU [prostitution] XXI. SERVANT PROBLEMS IN 1788 XXII. RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS IN 1832 [extracts from THE JOHN BULL newspaper] XXIII. INVASION OF THE SEA DOGS [European sailors in Calcutta, includes information about the ice trade] XXIV. STORMS & FLOODS XXV. WATERY YARNS [concerning the river Hughli] XXVI. VICARS & SHOWGIRLS – THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF REV. TOMMY ATKINS [from Reminiscences of Twelve Years in Tasmania and New South Wales, Norfolk Island and Moreton Bay; Calcutta, Madras and Cape Town; The United States of America and the Canadas by Atkins, Rev. Thomas, printed and published at the Advertiser Office, Edith Walk, Malvern] XXVII. MOSQUITOES & VERMIN XXVIII. TIGERS XXIX. THE GREAT MUTINY IN AND AROUND BENGAL XXX. CALCUTTA IN 1908 XXXI. LAST ORDERS [final years of British rule] XXXII. GAME OVER [final years of British rule] APPENDIX - A: SUDDER STREET


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