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The Bengali challenge to Copernicus-and the Calcutta Book Fair

3 Feb

So you thought the sun was at the centre of the universe?

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K.C. Paul begs to differ.

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My mum tells me these signboards of his (outside the Kalighat Metro Station in South Calcutta) are atleast as old as her college days in the city.

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He’s still going strong. At the Calcutta Book Fair, he hired a crier (unless this is him) to advertise his theory.

Edited on 25 February 2014 to add: The gent is indeed Mr. K.C. Paul.

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Speaking of the Calcutta book fair, look at the books being sold outside of it, near the Science City.

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I love how things leak in Calcutta: books out of the Book Fair, addas (conversations) onto streets, good humour in rush hour metro/bus rides…

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