Reinventing Calcutta

  title={Reinventing Calcutta},
  author={Andrew Reed Hall},
  journal={Asian Affairs},
  pages={353 - 360}
  • A. Hall
  • Published 1 November 2006
  • Political Science
  • Asian Affairs
This is an appropriate time to be talking about Calcutta since West Bengal – the state of which it is the capital – has recently concluded (May 2006) its assembly elections for a new state government. A remarkable 82 percent of the 48 millionstrong electorate turned out to vote in the generally peaceful polls. As was widely expected, the Left Front, headed by the Communist Party of India (Marxist), which has ruled continuously since 1977, was returned to power yet again – an astonishing record…