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Author Bhattacharya, Bhaswati, author.

Title Much ado over coffee : Indian Coffee House then and now / Bhaswati Bhattacharya.

Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
Edition First edition.
Physical description 1 online resource (xxii, 410 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents chapter 1 Adda and Public Spaces of Sociability before the ICH -- chapter 2 India Coffee House: A New Space in the City -- chapter 3 The Workers and the Coffee House: From 'India' to 'Indian' -- chapter 4 The Indian Coffee House and the World of Literature -- chapter 5 Brewing Discontent Instead of Coffee? Politics and the Indian Coffee House -- chapter 6 How Public is the Public Space of the Indian Coffee House? -- chapter 7 The Middle Class and Coffee Houses / Old and New.
Summary "Based on oral history, fiction, fascinating intellectual gossip, and records of the Coffee Board of India, this study is a multi-sited ethnography of the Indian Coffee House, possibly the world's first coffee house chain. It offers a critical analysis of adda (informal meetings) of the educated middle class in Allahabad, Calcutta and Delhi. The coffee house became the new socio-intellectual nerve centre, replacing the neigbourhood tea shops, and creating an entirely different social space. This book will have line drawings and cartoons as well as archival photographs."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Indian Coffee House -- History.
Coffeehouses -- India -- Kolkata -- History.
Coffeehouses -- India -- Allahabad -- History.
Coffeehouses -- India -- Delhi -- History.
Middle class -- Recreation -- India -- Kolkata.
Middle class -- Recreation -- India -- Allahabad.
Middle class -- Recreation -- India -- Delhi.
ISBN 9781315145273 (e-book : PDF)
9781351383141 (e-book: Mobi)
9781138099470 (hardback)
Standard Number 10.4324/9781315145273