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 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 Roads: Calcutta from Colonial Urbanization to Global Modernization.