By: Anindita Mukhopadhyay
New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2019
Seller ID: 1202836
About the Book: Children's Games, Adults' Gambits studies how childhood was depicted by writers of note in Bengal, some of whom also wrote for children. Late-eighteenth century and early nineteenth-century Bengali fiction for children was influenced by the reality of colonial India. Bengal saw the opening up of the metropolitan space of the West, and the Bengali literate elite re-oriented their understanding of the world and of themselves in relation to these new Western spaces through books and textbooks that included depictions of new lands. Childhood thus became the foundation for bui... View More...