Calcutta Mosaic: Essays and Interviews on the Minority Communities of Calcutta

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Nilanjana Gupta, Himadri Banerjee, Sipra Mukherjee
Anthem Press, 2009 - History - 264 pages
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A city is more than its buildings and streets. A city is the people who live, work, and play in it and make it their own. This book brings together original essays and interviews which trace the history of the peoples in the city of Calcutta. Those who came and stayed; why they did so; and how they contributed in building the city. Once celebrated as the second city of the British Empire after London and more recently derided as the dying city, Calcutta is simultaneously associated with intellectual creativity, processions and palaces and a unique way of claiming the outsider as its own. This collection brings together the stories of the Armenians, Chinese, Sikhs, 'South Indians', Bohra Muslims and other communities who have come and created this wondrous mosaic, the city of Calcutta.

 

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Contents

Calcutta through
23
The Armenians of Calcutta
71
Sipm Mukhftjff
97
Sajm Kripalani Mukhfljff
110
Sipra MueJmjee
131
Sipra MueJmjee and Sarvani Gaaptu
143
Nanaini Bmttacmrya
152
ukhfljff
164
The Bohra Community
197
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Himadri Banerjee is the Guru Nanak Professor of History at Jadavpur University, India. Nilanjana Gupta is Professor of English and the Director of the School of Media, Communication and Culture at Jadavpur University, India. Sipra Mukherjee is Reader in English at Bhairab Ganguly College, India.

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