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Calcutta

Calcutta

Two Years in the City

Amit Chaudhuri
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Calcutta is Amit Chaudhuri’s account of two years in the city. Using the 2011 elections as his fulcrum, Chaudhuri evokes all that is most particular and extraordinary about the city-from its houses with their slatted windows to its effervescent cultural life and its pujas and Christmas. He paints too an acute, and often ironic, picture of life in the city today-of its malls, restaurants, its middle class
who leave and then return reluctantly, and of its itinerant poor. Lyrical, brilliantly observed, and profound, Calcutta is one of the finest books ever written on the city.

Imprint: India Hamish Hamilton

Published: Jan/2013

ISBN: 9780143422457

Length : 318 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

Calcutta

Two Years in the City

Amit Chaudhuri

Calcutta is Amit Chaudhuri’s account of two years in the city. Using the 2011 elections as his fulcrum, Chaudhuri evokes all that is most particular and extraordinary about the city-from its houses with their slatted windows to its effervescent cultural life and its pujas and Christmas. He paints too an acute, and often ironic, picture of life in the city today-of its malls, restaurants, its middle class
who leave and then return reluctantly, and of its itinerant poor. Lyrical, brilliantly observed, and profound, Calcutta is one of the finest books ever written on the city.

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Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri is the author of five highly acclaimed novels,
of which A Strange and Sublime Address, Afternoon Raag,
Freedom Song, and A New World won, between them, the
Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Betty Trask Prize, the Encore
Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, and the
Sahitya Akademi Award; his latest novel is The Immortals. He
is also a poet, an acclaimed musician, and a highly regarded
critic, and has edited The Picador Book of Modern Indian
Literature. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
and Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University
of East Anglia. In 2012 he was awarded the Infosys Prize for
outstanding contribution to the humanities in literary studies.
Amit Chaudhuri lives in Calcutta and Norwich.

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