Author: Amit Chaudhuri
Title: Calcutta: Two Years in the City
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Year of publication: 2013
Place of publication: New York
Purchase cost: 25.95 USD
General comments: A hand-me-down from my advisor at Penn, Prof. Srilata Gangulee, who is also a professor of economics. I received this in 2013, and later got it signed by Amit Chaudhuri when he was an invitee at the Ecrivains du Monde meet in Paris (September 2014). Prof. Gangulee made some annotations as well, which are equally important to mention here, I think.
Transcription of dedication/inscription:
.To Anshuman, with every good wish, Amit Chaudhuri. 17.9.14
.Basu moved the hawkers to an enclosed space in Salt Lake. The hawkers’ sons, nephews and cousins then came back to Gariahat – expansion of ‘free’ market – ‘spatial’ expansion
.That’s because you will not install a fan there.
.Orhan Pamuk’s museum of everyday stuff.
Submitted by: Anshuman Pal