Redeeming Calcutta: A Portrait of Indias Imperial Capital

Hardcover | December 31, 2012

bySteve Raymer

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Redeeming Calcutta: A Portrait of India's Imperial Capital takes a fresh look at one of Asia's great cities, a metropolis of hope and decay that was once the Second City of the British Empire after London. In this storied colonial metropolis, National Geographic photographer and educator SteveRaymer discovers a city of high culture, leftist politics, and ambitions to reclaim its past grandeur. With around 200 photographs, including historic black-and-white images, the book takes us through the streets, ghats, and corridors of Calcutta to capture the imperial/historical city, the city in motion, commerce and business, the practice of faith, the country's cultural hub, and politics.Raymer's compelling photographs, coupled with a timely and detailed text, paint an inclusive and nuanced portrait of Calcutta, a city long neglected by Western journalists except for its poverty and sorrow. The volume also includes a Foreword by acclaimed historian, Dipesh Chakrabarty.

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Redeeming Calcutta: A Portrait of India's Imperial Capital takes a fresh look at one of Asia's great cities, a metropolis of hope and decay that was once the Second City of the British Empire after London. In this storied colonial metropolis, National Geographic photographer and educator SteveRaymer discovers a city of high culture, le...

Steve Raymer, photojournalist, educator, and author, teaches visual journalism, media ethics, international newsgathering, and war correspondence at Indiana University in Bloomington. Raymer was a National Geographic Magazine staff photographer for 24 years, reporting on the global hunger crisis, the humanitarian work of the Internati...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 11.02 × 11.02 × 0.01 inPublished:December 31, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198082185

ISBN - 13:9780198082187

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsDipesh Chakrabarty: Foreword: Calcutta: In Memories and PhotographsSteve Raymer: Introduction ; A City of Hope and DecayThe PhotographsSelected BibliographyIndex