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Wed December 12, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata 12/12

From Kolkata with love: a Chinese Nobel laureate's Kolkata connection

Dispatches from Kolkata for Dec. 12, 2012

It's a long way from Beijing to Kolkata. But somehow Nobel laureate Mo Yan's newest novel Pow! is coming out of a small indie publishing house in Kolkata. While the rest of the world focuses on Mo Yan's stance on censorship, this is a story of the sweet triumph for a small publisher in a world of conglomerates.