Dangerous Outcast

The Prostitute in Ninteenth Century Calcutta

Sumanta Banerjee

Out of Print


6 x 8.75 inches, 235pp. 2000

ISBN : 9788170461197

Rs  450.00 (HB)
$25.95 (HB)
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Dangerous Outcast explores the world of the prostitute in 19th century Bengal. It traces how, from the peripheries of precolonial rural society, they came to dominate the centre-stage of Calcutta, the capital of British India. 

Sumanta Banerjee is an historian, journalist and cultural theorist. He has been a leading public intellectual for many decades and has earlier been a fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla. His most recent publications include Memoirs of RoadsCalcutta from Colonial Urbanization to Global Modernization.


Women's Studies
Culture Studies
Cultural History
Colonial Studies