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Calcutta in the 19th Century: Company's Days

P. Thankappan Nair (Editor)
Synopsis Calcutta in the 19 Century (Company's Days) sets at rest your hunt for rare books on the history of Charnock's City which is getting ready to celebrate its tercentenary. Accounts of Calcutta from thirty five rare books are here presented to provide source materials for Calcutta's history. Numerous selections from the contemporary press were made in the past for the study of Bengal renaissance but Calcutta, which gave birth to that epoch, was overlooked by the zealots. This lacuna is filled up in the Calcutta in the 19 Century for the first time. Mr. Nair has garnered almost all rare works on this city in his Calcutta in the 19 Century. This is a unique contribution to the history of Calcutta.
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About the author

P. Thankappan Nair

P. Thankappan Nair (b. 1933), hailed as the "bare-foot historian", and talkin', walkin', livin’ encyclopaedia of Kolkata has produced no less than 39 volumes, out of which 31 are on the City of his choice. He has received exposure on the electronic and other media, at home and abroad, besides felicitation addresses and mementoes from several institutions of Calcutta, including the University of Burdwan, which conferred on him a D. Litt. After working for about a decade, he is again concentrating on Kolkata, taking up heritage history of the City in hand.

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Title Calcutta in the 19th Century: Company's Days
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1989
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length viii+1070p., Glossary; Index; 22cm.
Subjects History