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Thursday, August 18, 2016

A Rediscovered Book Mocks Bickering British Colonists

The alligator insignia of “The Calcutta Pococurante Society,” via Public Domain Review

"Calcutta in the early nineteenth century was full of British fat-cats cooling their heels in various exotic locales. Joshua Ehrlich looks at 1833’s Calcutta Quarterly Magazine, which includes a bizarre supplement mocking a fictitious group called “the Calcutta Pococurante Society” for its indulgent ways."

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