Simon Winchester's Calcutta

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Lonely Planet, 2004 - Travel - 302 pages
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The crazy and elusive city of Calcutta is one of the world's most resonant destinations. In this launch title of Lonely Planet's new "Writer and Place" travel literature series, bestselling author Simon Winchester has selected his favourite writings on this captivating place. Included is his own essay about his time spent in Calcutta, reflecting on his experiences, preconceptions and enduring fascination with the city. The anthology also acts as an essential introduction to the huge wealth of writing on Calcutta.

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Great fun. Recently read while travelling in Calcutta and Orissa and it thoroughly enhanced the trip. Excellent short history of the city and well-chosen excerpts from other authors from 1700s to ... Read full review

Lonely Planet Simon Winchester's Calcutta (Travel Literature Series)

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Simon Winchester (The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary ) and son Rupert combine literary forces in Lonely Planet's inaugural title in its new "Writer and Place" travel ... Read full review

Contents

A Brief History
29
Days and Nights in Calcutta
89
Clark Blaise and Bharati Mukherjee
104
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Simon Winchester is the author of the bestsellers The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary; The Map That Changed the World; and Krakatoa. Rupert Winchester is his son.

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