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People Called Kolkata


Curated by: Kamalika Bose

Kolkata is a compelling city of juxtaposition. Loved and loathed, beautiful and enfante terrible, its extremes and contrasts continue to balance the historic with the contemporary. At her heart lie people, as witnesses and living archives of Kolkata's realities and aspirations. An extensively documented city - in history, politics, arts, food, and nostalgia - she evokes both strong imageries and rigid stereotypes. People Called Kolkata offers a point of departure, as an anthology of 55 people-centric stories that chronicle her soul. It assembles a motley cast, whose collective impressions offer a window into today's Kolkata, while affording an alternate reading of the city.

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