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Epic City : The World On The Streets Of Calcutta
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Epic City : The World On The Streets Of Calcutta

Kushanava Choudhury

Published by Bloomsbury India | Language - English | Binding - Trade Paper Back

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About the Book: The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta

"Everything that could possibly be wrong with a city was wrong with Calcutta." And yet, after completing his education in the States, Kushunava Choudhury embodied his parents greatest fears by returning to the city they escaped for a better life. Arriving with grand plans, the flaws in which could not be detected while making them in the States, Choudhury returned to live in a city of concrete, mildewed buildings, political graffiti, jobless men arguing with the newspaper headlines in their pyamas, bazaars full of squatting fish-sellers, Communist bureaucrats increasingly accustomed to luxury, and ubiquitous, inescapable grime. Sifting through the chaos and decay for those stories that are ignored by the papers, that dont fall into any reporters beat, The Epic City is a soulful, insightful and meticulously researched account of everyday lives and an extraordinary portrait of a city which is a world unto itself.

About the Author: Kushanava Choudhury

Kushanava Choudhury grew up in Calcutta and New Jersey. After graduating from Princeton University he worked as a reporter at the Statesman in Calcutta. He went on to receive a PhD in Political Theory from Yale University before returning to Calcutta to write a book about the city. He has received a Mellon Early Career Fellowship, been a Senior Writing Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and held visiting faculty positions at universities in New Delhi and Istanbul. He has reported for the New York Times, Business Day, the Caravan and other publications in America, India and South Africa. The Epic City is his first book.

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Book: Epic City : The World On The Streets Of Calcutta
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ISBN-13: 9789386432575
Product Code EBK0399325
Binding: Trade Paper Back
Publishing Date: 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury India
Language: English

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