The Prostitute in Ninteenth Century Calcutta
6 x 8.75 inches, 235pp. 2000
ISBN : 9788170461197
Rs 450.00 (HB)
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 a cultural historian who specializes in research into popular culture, particularly of the colonial period. His best known works include The Simmering Revolution: The Naxalite Uprising, The Thema Book of Naxalite Poetry, The Popular and the Streets: Elite and Popular Culture in Nineteenth Century Calcutta and Dangerous Outcast: The Prostitute in Nineteenth Century Bengal.