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The epic city : the world on the streets of Calcutta / Kushanava Choudhury

By: Choudhury, Kushanava.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Circus, c2017Description: xxvii, 238 pages: 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789386432575 (pbk.).Subject(s): Choudhury, Kushanava -- Homes and haunts -- India -- Kolkata | Kolkata (India) -- Social life and customs -- 21st century | Kolkata (India) -- Social conditions -- 21st century | Kolkata (India) -- Description and travelDDC classification: 954.147 CHO Summary: Everything that could possibly be wrong with a city was wrong with Calcutta. When Kushanava Choudhury arrived in New Jersey at the age of 12, he had already migrated halfway around the world 4 times. After graduating from Princeton, he moved back to the world which his immigrant parents had abandoned, to a city built between a river and a swamp, where the moisture-drenched air swarms with mosquitos after sundown. Once the capital of the British Raj, and then India's industrial and cultural hub, by 2001 Calcutta was clearly past its prime. Why, his relatives beseeched him, had he returned?
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First published in Great Britain in 2017.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Everything that could possibly be wrong with a city was wrong with Calcutta. When Kushanava Choudhury arrived in New Jersey at the age of 12, he had already migrated halfway around the world 4 times. After graduating from Princeton, he moved back to the world which his immigrant parents had abandoned, to a city built between a river and a swamp, where the moisture-drenched air swarms with mosquitos after sundown. Once the capital of the British Raj, and then India's industrial and cultural hub, by 2001 Calcutta was clearly past its prime. Why, his relatives beseeched him, had he returned?

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