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The Vanishing Mom-and-Pop Stores of Calcutta

The Vanishing Mom-and-Pop Stores of Calcutta

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Published by Professor Solomon
Author Amrit Baruah visits small, family-owned shops in the narrow lanes of old Calcutta—interviewing the proprietors of a fading institution.
Author Amrit Baruah visits small, family-owned shops in the narrow lanes of old Calcutta—interviewing the proprietors of a fading institution.

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Published by: Professor Solomon on Jan 07, 2010
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The Vanishing Mom-and-PopStores of Calcutta 
byAmrit Baruah
 
The VanishingMom-and-PopStores of Calcutta
by
Amrit Baruah
also by the author: “My Childhood in Assam: Growing Up in the LastDays of the British Raj”
http://www.scribd.com/doc/17523917/My-Childhood-in-Assam-Growing-Up-in-the-Last-Days-of-the-British-Raj
 
Copyright © 2010 by Amrit Baruah
baruah@starpower.net
 Amrit Baruah was born and raised in the eastern part of  Assam Valley, in the heart of the tea-growing region. Heleft at theage of sixteen to attend Presidency College inCalcutta (now Kolkata), where he stayed on after gradua-tion for employment with jute industry laborers duringthelast fewdays oftheBritish Raj in India.In 1952 Amrit left for Boston, to study at Boston Univer-sity and Harvard. He has been in the U.S. since then, oneofthe earliest immigrants from India. He has worked inthe fields of mental health and community organization(in pre-civil-rights-era South Philadelphia), and hastaught at universities. Currently he is a part-time writer,psychotherapist, and organization consultant located inMaryland.

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