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The epic city

Kushanava Choudhury

The epic city

the world on the streets of Calcutta

by Kushanava Choudhury

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    When 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 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. Sifting through the chaos for the stories that never make the papers, Kushanava Choudhury paints a soulful, compelling portrait of the everyday lives that make Calcutta.

    Edition Notes

    StatementKushanava Choudhury
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS486.C2 C65 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxvii, 238 pages
    Number of Pages238
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26942659M
    ISBN 101635571561
    ISBN 109781635571561
    OCLC/WorldCa1017661946

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    Passionate and pugnacious, Choudhury's Epic City reveals a man head over heels in love with a badly behaved but alluring metropolis. - New York Times Book Review This searching memoir charts the American-born author's relationship with Calcutta 'an impossible place.' - New Yorker It's not a good book--it's a great book I'm filled with enthusiasm/5(50). As a prism through which to view the city of Calcutta and broader questions of India in literature, you’ve chosen to recommend five books that influenced your own book of Calcutta, The Epic City. How did that book come about, and what are you trying to say about the city in it? No one in my family is a writer.


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Until the s, Choudhury writes, Calcutta was India’s largest city, an impressive manufacturing hub in the nation’s wealthiest state. But in the ensuing decades, the city declined drastically: silt piles made its river unnavigable, and unions killed manufacturing, leav acres of rusting : Kushanava Choudhury.

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