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  • ISBN: 1635571561
  • ISBN: 9781635571561
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 238 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.

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Summary, etc.: 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.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 November #1
    Calcutta today is a far cry from the proud center of commerce and society it represented in centuries past. Now, up-and-comers like Delhi have left Calcutta in their dust as India reinvents itself for the modern economy. But for Choudhury, whose family moved from Calcutta to New Jersey when he was 11, the city of his childhood exerts an irresistible pull that brought him back, first to work for the city's flagship newspaper and then to begin his life as a married man. With a deep sense of history and tradition, Choudhury uncovers the treasures that are contained in the fabric of the city, from the freewheeling intellectual conversations known in Bengali as adda to the connections that bond residents to their neighborhoods. Choudhury himself seems to be searching for the reasons he would trade his comfortable life in America for the chaos of a city that all but the oldest members of his family left long ago. As he vividly describes, the Calcutta he discovers is by turns exasperating and exhilarating, but always fascinating. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

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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. The Epic City is his first book.

Subject: Choudhury, Kushanava author
Kolkata (India) History
Kolkata (India) Biography
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction / Biography & Memoir
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
TRAVEL / Asia / India
Genre: Autobiographies.
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