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The epic city : the world on the streets of Calcutta

By: Choudhury, Kushanava

1408888831 / 9781408888834
Paperback
915.414704532
09/08/2018
Stock expected by 19/12/2019
England
20 cm xxvii, 238 pages
General (US: Trade)  Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 2017.

'Witty, polished, honest and insightful, The Epic City is likely to become for Calcutta what Suketu Mehta's classic Maximum City is for Mumbai' William Dalrymple, ObserverWhen Kushanava Choudhury arrived in New Jersey at the age of twelve, he had already migrated halfway around the world four times.

After graduating from Princeton, he moved back to Calcutta, the city which his immigrant parents had abandoned.

Taking a job at a newspaper, he found the streets of his childhood unchanged.

Shouting hawkers still overran the footpaths, fish sellers squatted on bazaar floors; and politics still meant barricades and bus burnings.

The Epic City is a soulful, compelling and often hilarious account of this metropolis of fifteen million people that is truly a world unto itself.

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1FKA India, DN Prose: non-fiction, WTL Travel writing

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