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I bought the book hoping it would provide as per the jacket a 'intimate, luminous portrait of Calcutta', a city about which I'd love to learn more.

Calcutta: Two Years in the City

Instead, it offers a kind of peevish I have never read Amit Chaudhuri's novels, but I can see that he is not a plot-mover; he is rather a mood-setter. Even in his essays about Calcutta, or Kalkota, there is a strong sense of moods Calcutta : Two Years in the City.


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The Bittersweet City: Amit Chaudhuri's portrait of Calcutta is a linguistic marvel

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grupoavigase.com/includes/120/2628-mujer-soltera.php The modern megacity is characterised by head-aching enigmas and unbridgeable contradictions. Calcutta is no exception to this rule; indeed may be the epitome of it. Rural migrants beg and go hungry on its streets right outside the lavish homes of stockbrokers and IT entrepreneurs.

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The seemingly relentless forces of privatisation and globalisation have made a hesitant and uncertain entry into an economy that was for decades centrally controlled by democratically-elected communist governments. Like Sinclair, Chaudhuri takes an avowedly psychogeographical angle, filtering an impressive miscellany of Calcutta we learn about everything from its French windows to its Marxist revolutionary heroes through his own personal — if ambivalent — relationship with the city over the years he partly grew up there, left it for England, returned to visit for holidays and then settled back there in It may not be a coincidence that, apart from being a novelist and critic, Chaudhuri is an Indian classical musician of some renown.

At other points in the story, time blurs with space or the two become conjoined.

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