Mumbai: Marg Publications, 1990. Hardcover. Tan cloth boards with white lettering, illustrated end papers. Glossy color-illustrated dust jacket with white lettering. xvi, 172 pp. Color and BW illustrations. VG/VG small stain on front cover, light wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Item #167707
"Calcutta was once the site of three placid villages; a beleaugered fortress; a company town; a "city of palaces." But in its three hundred years of growth, the city has shed much of its past- as must any living metropolis. This volume immerses the reader in the aesthectic lives of past generations of Calcuttans: from the "picturesque' vision of the city's early colonial inhabitants to the romantic gaze of its first photographers; formt he bitingly satirical drawings of the patuas to their exuberant depictions of Calcutta's resident deity, Kali." -Jacket.
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