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The epic city : the world on the streets of Calcutta
The epic city : the world on the streets of Calcutta
Choudhury, Kushanava2018
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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.
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Published:
London : Bloomsbury, 2018.©2017.
Extent:
xxvii, 238 pages ; 20 cm.
Notes:
First published in Great Britain in 2017.
Contents:
Midlife crisis -- Umbrella Park -- Flat hunt -- Nimtala -- Flyover -- College Street -- Victoria -- The epic city -- Crossing the canal -- After the factory -- Chitpur nights -- Sealdah -- Russian dolls -- This little corner -- The fortress of triumph.
ISBN:
9781408888834 (paperback)
Language:
English
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