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Author Ghosh, Anindita, 1967- author.

Title Claiming the city : protest, crime, and scandals in colonial Calcutta c. 1860-1920 / Anindita Ghosh.

Published New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
Edition First edition.
Physical description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Notes This edition previously issued in print: 2016.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This study on colonial Calcutta charts the history of its urbanization from below in its streets, strikes and popular urban cultures. It offers a close up view of the city's underbelly by drawing on a range of non-archival sources, from illustrations and amateur photographs to street songs, local histories and memoirs which show how Calcutta was not just a problem to be disciplined and governed as the colonialists would have us believe. Instead, it emerges as a remarkably lively and crucial site for the shaping of a discourse of rights and claims to the city by various marginal urban groups.
Audience Specialized.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on July 18, 2016).
Subject Calcutta (India) -- History -- 19th century.
Calcutta (India) -- History -- 20th century.
Calcutta (India) -- Social conditions.
Calcutta (India) -- Politics and government.
ISBN 9780199086931 (ebook) : No price