Calcutta: Two Years in the City
Calcutta: Two Years in the City
Author : Amit Chaudhuri

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Publisher : Hamish Hamilton

ISBN 13 : 9780670086221

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About the Book:


In 1999, Amit Chaudhuri returned with his family to Calcutta. He did so tentatively. Calcutta was where his parents had moved after retirement; it was the city he had loved in his youth and in whose lanes he had spent tranquil childhood holidays; one he had made his name writing about. But that Calcutta had receded and another had taken its place.

Along the way Chaudhuri evokes all that is most particular and extraordinary about the city from its houses with their slatted windows to its effervescent cultural life, its change of season, and its Christmas and pujas. He paints, too, an acute, often ironic, and occasionally terribly funny picture of life in the city today of its malls and restaurants, its fitful attempts to embrace globalisation, its middle class who leave and then return reluctantly, its bygone aristocracy, and its homeless and poor itinerants.

 

About the Author:

Amit Chaudhuriis the author of five highly acclaimed novels, of which A Strange and Sublime Address, Afternoon Raag, Freedom Song, and A New World won, between them, the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Betty Trask Prize, the Encore Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, and the Sahitya Akademi Award; his latest novel is The Immortals. He is also a poet, an acclaimed musician, and a highly regarded critic, and has edited The Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia. In 2012 he was awarded the Infosys Prize for outstanding contribution to the humanities in literary studies. Amit Chaudhuri lives in Calcutta and Norwich.

Binding : Hardcover
ISBN 10 : 0670086223
ISBN 13 : 9780670086221
Language : English
Number of Pages: 320