Calcutta: Two Years in the City
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
In his first non-fiction book, Chaudhuri masterfully merges the genres of memoir, reportage and history as a way to describe the transformations of this ancient city and modern India. Amit guides us through not only the historical and political trajectory and turmoil of this city, but also the various streets, teashops, music stores and more. His personal narrations and stories offer an intimate, richly sensual portrait of the city.
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The Mechanics' Institute today is a vibrant intellectual and cultural center serving the entire Bay Area. The Institute serves its members with a large general-interest circulating and research library; the oldest chess club in the United States; and an active program of literary and cultural events.