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The Wicked City : Crime And Punishment In Colonial Calcutta
 
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Author : Sumanta Banerjee
Publisher : Orient Black Swan
ISBN# : 9788125037491
Pages : 643
Price :INR 895
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Book Description
From dusty official files of the half-forgotten popular literature of a dark past, the wicked city unravels a fascinating panorama of crime in the colonial metropolis of calcutta over two centuries. It begins in the eighteenth century with the plots of bribery and murderous vendetta hatched in governor warren hastings' office in the white town- the tiny european part of the city. the story then moves into the dingy backstreets of the black town''- the vast, sprawling bengali habitation-and offers a glimpse into the world of indigenous dacoits.
 
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