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Calcutta : a cultural history

Author: Krishna Dutta
Publisher: Northampton, Mass. : Interlink Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A travel guide to one of the world's great cities looks at the history of Calcutta, renamed Kolkata in 2001, from its founding in 1690 by East India Company agent Job Charnok to the present day.
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Genre/Form: History
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Krishna Dutta
ISBN: 1566567211 9781566567213
OCLC Number: 191856303
Notes: Originally published in 2003.
Description: xvi, 255 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: Kolikata, Calcutta, Kolkata --
Kalighat --
Chapter one: Company Calcutta --
Job Charnock and the early settlement --
The black hole --
Robert Clive --
The white town and the black town --
Orientalism --
Cultural mixing --
The permanent settlement --
Chapter two: city of the Babus --
Kalighat paintings --
Babu Dwarkanath Tagore --
Young Bengal --
The cult of the book --
Coffee house culture --
Chitpur Road --
Kumortuli: images of the divine --
Durga Puja --
Chapter three: city of the Sahibs --
Government house --
Teachers and missionaries --
A day in the life of a Sahib --
Belvedere and Alipur --
The race course and the clubs --
Fort William --
Calcutta's churches --
Armenians and Anglicans --
Cemeteries --
Chapter four: city of reformers --
Rammohan Roy --
Iswarchandra Vidyasagar --
Michael Madhusudan Dutt --
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay (Chatterjee) --
Swami Vivekananda --
Chapter five: imperial city --
The beginnings of nationalism --
Victorian viceroys --
Romesh Chunder Dutt --
Lord Curzon --
Curzon and Bengal --
The Victoria Memorial Hall --
Partition, swadeshi, and terrorism --
Chapter six: the struggle for independence --
Religious divides --
Spiritual visitors and secret societies --
The revolutionaries --
Hindu-Muslim confrontation --
The Marwaris and Barabazar --
Communal riots and non-cooperation --
The rise of Subhas Chandra Bose --
The Bengal famine --
The great killing --
Chapter seven: city of strife --
Refugees from East Bengal --
Mother Teresa --
The city in crisis --
Under western eyes --
Louis Malle and Günter Grass: images of horror --
The rise of the left --
Marxism Calcutta-style --
Salt Lake City and the Metro --
Chapter eight: city of Learning --
Schools and colleges --
Calcutta Cricket Club: sport --
Laboratories and discoveries: science in Calcutta --
A love affair with English --
Indian English fiction --
Chapter nine: artistic Calcutta --
A city made of words --
Theatrical Calcutta --
Music old and new --
Painting and sculpture --
Cinema and Satyajit Ray --
Calcutta spirit.
Responsibility: Krishna Dutta ; foreword by Anita Desai.

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A travel guide to one of the world's great cities looks at the history of Calcutta, renamed Kolkata in 2001, from its founding in 1690 by East India Company agent Job Charnok to the present day.

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