The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta

↯ $0.00 Download [ The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta ] ↫ Book Author Kushanava Choudhury ∝ ↯ $0.00 Download [ The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta ] ↫ Book Author Kushanava Choudhury ∝ Choudhury unearths Calcuttas haunted past exploring the Bengal famine, Partition, and the Naxalite revolution and, in beautiful prose, he brings the city to life Starred Review, Publishers WeeklyAn insightful melding of family memoir, autobiography, and history that illuminates the politics, society, and culture of dirty, disorderly, teeming Calcutta A candid and often moving history of a city s dramatic past and roiling present Kirkus ReviewsA beautifully observed and even beautifully written new study of Calcutta In its author, Kushanava Choudhury, we clearly have an important new talent William Dalrymple, The Guardian, Best Holiday Reads 2017Witty, polished, honest and insightful, The Epic City is likely to become for Calcutta what Suketu Mehta s classic Maximum City is for Mumbai The Observer A s The Epic City continues, it opens out into some beautifully drawn out episodes the end of Chaudhuri s story slows down to note Calcutta s river, the Ganges, which he described tenderly as the colour of milky tea , and in a lovely ending, he transmits the self renewing, infinitely modern energy of the city, which seems everywhere decaying but in fact is always just beginning Spectator Choudhury reveal s the living, breathing urban organism that is Calcutta Like all good epics, Choudhury s heartfelt and well observed portrait of the city of his birth promises to stand the test of time Literary ReviewIn a book filled with love, fascination and frustration Choudhury explores street scenes, delves into the seeming chaos and memorably reveals the minutiae of real people s lives Choice Magazine Kushanava Choudhury takes readers inside Calcutta, through the chaos of its taxi rickshaw human traffic, the splendor of its street symphonies The Epic City is a vivid tale of migration by an author at home in the world It is a story of a city, yes, but also of a young man coming of age and a young couple finding their life together A beautiful book Adam Bradley, author of BOOK OF RHYMESKushanava 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 The Epic City is his first book. 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    • The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta
    • Kushanava Choudhury
    • English
    • 16 March 2016
    • 272 pages

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