Sumit  Chakrabarti Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Sumit Chakrabarti

Professor of English
Presidency University

Fields of Interest: Nineteenth-Century Bengal; Postcolonial Studies; Culture Studies.


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Asian Journal of Social Science

Space of Deprivation: The 19th Century Bengali Kerani in the Bhadrolok Milieu of Calcutta

Published: Jan 01, 2017 by Asian Journal of Social Science
Authors: Sumit Chakrabarti

A much neglected section of the 19th Century imperial bhadrolok population during British rule in India was the Bengali clerk or the kerani. I study here examples from clerks’ memoirs and from contemporary literature and read them alongside the violently repressive The Clerk’s Manual published in 1889, to see if the clerk was secretly discovering a heterotopia of his own.