The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta
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Size (L x W x H) 200 mm x 130 mm x 20 mm
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Goodreads Rating: 3.7

Author: Kushanava Choudhury

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Year of Publication: 2018

ISBN10: 1408888831

ISBN13: 9781408888834

Publisher's Description:

'Witty, polished, honest and insightful, The Epic City is likely to become for Calcutta what Suketu Mehta's classic Maximum City is for Mumbai' William Dalrymple, Observer.

When Kushanava Choudhury arrived in New Jersey at the age of twelve, he had already migrated halfway around the world four times. After graduating from Princeton, he moved back to Calcutta, the city which his immigrant parents had abandoned.


Taking a job at a newspaper, he found the streets of his childhood unchanged. Shouting hawkers still overran the footpaths, fish sellers squatted on bazaar floors; and politics still meant barricades and bus burnings.


The Epic City is a soulful, compelling and often hilarious account of this metropolis of fifteen million people that is truly a world unto itself.

What's in the box

 Paperback | 272 pages

 129 x 198 x 20mm | 190g