Author:Abhijit Gupta


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The Copper Sky

By: Abhijit Gupta

Price: $9.35

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Niyogi Books:

Seller ID: 106541

ISBN: 9789383098637

Condition: New

London. 1950s. Naïve Amar Das arrives to study at the LSE. The release from the war-torn skies and the daily threat of death had unleashed a tide of unprecedented pleasure-seeking which swept over hidebound English society. Gone was the Victorian prudery the British rulers had exported to middle-class India, Amar realises, as he stumbles over coupled bodies in his walk through Hyde Park. He has to struggle with the new mores, the pervading permissiveness. At the same time he thrills to the intellectual freedom which he senses all around, the challenge of ideas, the encouragement to question o... View more info

Founts of Knowledge: Book History in India

By: Abhijit Gupta & Swapan Chakravorty (Eds)

Price: $14.38

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2015

Seller ID: 107267

ISBN: 8125060537

Condition: New

Founts of Knowledge is the third in a series titled ‘Book History in India’, which was started in 2004 to showcase the latest research in what was then a nascent field in India—the history of the book. It continues the trajectory of the first two volumes (published by Permanent Black) in establishing book history as a major tool of enquiry in the Indian academy, and brings together the finest scholars and the most recent research in the area.This volume carries the second instalment of the four-part study of censorship of print during the Raj. It also examines print modernity and book en... View more info