By Krishna Dutta
Within the well known mind's eye, Calcutta is a packed and pestilential sprawl, made infamous through the Black gap and the works of mom Teresa, Kipling referred to as it a urban of Dreadful evening, and a century later V.S. Naipaul, Gunter Grass, and Louis Malle revived its hellish picture. this can be where the place the West first really encountered the East. based within the 1690s via East India corporation retailers beside the Hugli River, Calcutta grew into India's capital and the second one urban of the British Empire through the Raj. Named town of Palaces for its neoclassical mansions, Calcutta used to be additionally domestic to striking Bengalis similar to Rabindranath Tagore, the 1st Asian Nobel laureate, and Satyajit Ray, one of the geniuses of global cinema. particularly, Calcutta (renamed Kolkata in 2001) is a urban of extremes, the place refinement rubs shoulders with commercialism and political violence. Krishna Dutta explores those a number of paradoxes, giving own perception into Calcutta's specified heritage and glossy id as mirrored in its structure, literature, cinema, and tune.
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Calcutta: A Cultural and Literary History by Krishna Dutta