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India: Calcutta

(see also India: Bengal, India 1948-1985, India since 1985)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

Whiteleg, John; Nick Williams & Jayanta Basu. "Westernizing travel policy: rickshaw pullers in Calcutta," in Delivering Sustainable Transport: A Social Science Perspective (Boston: Pergamon, 2003), pp. 157-70.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Blaise, Clark & Bharati Mukherjee. Days & Nights in Calcutta [1977] (St. Paul MN: Hungry Mind, 1995).

Bose, Nirmal Kumar. Calcutta: A Social Survey (Calcutta, 1968).

Chakrabarti, Dipesh. Rethinking Working-Class History: Bengal, 1890-1940 (Princeton: Princeton U., 2000).

Chakraverti, Ipsita Roy. Beloved Witch: An Autobiography (New Delhi: HarperCollins, 2000).

Chatterjee, Aroup. Mother Theresa: The Final Verdict (Kolkata: Meteor, 2003).

Chatterjee, Pranab Kumar. Struggle & Strife in Urban Bengal, 1937-1947: A Study of Calcutta-Based Urban Politics in Bengal (Calcutta: Das Gupta, 1991).

Chaudhuri, Sukanta. View from Calcutta (New Delhi: Chronicle, 2002).

Das, Suranjan & Jayanta K. Ray. The Goondas: Towards a Reconstruction of the Calcutta Underworld (Calcutta: Firma KLM, 1996).

Doig, Desmond. Calcutta: An Artist's Impression (Calcutta, 1969).

Dutta, Krishna. Calcutta: A Cultural & Literary History (NY: Interlink, 2003).

Ghosh, Parimal. Colonialism, Class & a History of the Calcutta Jute Millhands, 1880-1930 (Hyderabad: Orient Longmans, 2000).

Gooptu, Nandini. Sex Workers in Calcutta & the Dynamics of Collective Action: Political Activism, Community Identity & Group Behavior (Helsinki: UN University, 2000).

Gupta, Saibal Kumar. Improving Calcutta: Notes & Essays on Urban Government (Calcutta: Bibhasa, 2000).

Jayasekera, Ananda. The Indian Connection (Colombo: S. Godage, 2001).

Johnson, Emma. Mother Theresa (Chicago: Raintree, 2003).

Moorhouse, Geoffrey. Calcutta: The City Revealed (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1974).

Roy, Ananya. City Requiem, Calcutta: Gender & the Politics of Poverty (Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota, 2003).

Seal, Arna. Negotiating Intimacies: Sexualities, Birth Control & Poor Households (Calcutta: Stree, 2000).

Siddiqui, M.K.A. & Y. Hossain. Life in the Slums of Calcutta: A Study of Parsi Bagan Bustee (New Dehi: Institute of Objective Studies, 2002).

Silliman, Jael Miriam. Jewish Portraits, Indian Frames: Women's Narratives from a Diaspora of Hope (Hanover NH: U. Press of New England, 2001).

In the Library: Fiction

Chattopadhyaya, Sarachandra. Devdas: A Novel (trans. Sreejata Guha; NY: Penguin, 2002).

Chaudhuri, Amit. A New World (NY: Knopf, 2000).

Dutta, Krishna & Andrew Robinson (eds.) Noon in Calcutta: Short Stories from Bengal (NY: Viking, 1992).

Ghosh, Amitav. The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium, & Discovery (NY: Avon, 1995).

Mukherjee, Bharati. Desirable Daughters: A Novel (NY: Theia, 2002).

Ray, Prafulla. Set at Odds: Stories of the Partition & Beyond (New Delhi: Shrishti, 2002).

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"The Adversary (Pratidwandi)" [1970], dir. Satyajit Ray, 110m. First of Ray's "Calcutta Trilogy."

"City of Joy" [1992], dir. Roland Joffe, ?m. In video stores. Graphic portrayal of poverty in Calcutta, drawn without stereotypes inside a commercial film featuring the inevitable Western hero.

"Company Limited" [1971], dir. Satyajit Ray, ?m. Second of "Calcutta Trilogy."

"The Middleman (Jana Aranya)" [1975], dir. Satyajit Ray, 131m. Third of "Calcutta Trilogy."

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