Much Ado Over Coffee: Indian Coffee House Then And Now

1st Edition

Bhaswati Bhattacharya

Routledge
Published July 18, 2017
Reference - 410 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138099470 - CAT# Y367644

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Summary

Based on oral history, fiction, fascinating intellectual gossip, and records of the Coffee Board of India, this study is a multi-sited ethnography of the Indian Coffee House, possibly the world’s first coffee house chain. It offers a critical analysis of adda (informal meetings) of the educated middle class in Allahabad, Calcutta  and Delhi. The coffee house became the new socio-intellectual  nerve centre, replacing the neigbourhood tea shops, and creating an entirely different social space. This book will have line drawings and cartoons as well as archival photographs.

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