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Giles Tillotson
Thomas Daniell (1749–1840) and his nephew William Daniell (1769–1837) travelled extensively in India between 1786 and 1793. On their return to Britain they produced many paintings, drawings and prints based on the sketches they had made while travelling. The 144 aquatint prints, collectively known…
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The Baghdadi Jews came to Calcutta during the British Raj. They left impressive traces behind like large synagogues, schools, and a cemetery in Narkeldanga. Apart from these Ezra Mansions and the Ezra hospital, Nahoums Confectionary, and two buildings in the zoo are owned and endowed by Jews. There…
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Samayita Banerjee
  Around 34 kilometres from the city of Calcutta, removed from the humdrum of the metropolis and still further from its intellectual cacophony, lies an unpretentious yet fascinating site. This is the site of Chandraketugarh, tucked away near a small village called Berachampa in the North 24…
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Neha Chatterjee
  In 1879, Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay, the leading public intellectual of the day, published an essay titled ‘Samya’, meaning ‘equality’ in Bengali. There he stated that of all the artificial and unnatural differences that men created between men, the institution of caste hierarchy in India was,…
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  Banerjea, Dhrubajyoti. 2005. European Calcutta: Images and Recollections of a Bygone Era. New Delhi: UBS Publishers.   Buetnerr, Elizabeth. 2006. 'Cemeteries, Public Memory and Raj Nostalgia in Postcolonial Britain and India’, History and Memory 18.1:5–43.   Chaudhuri, Sukanta, ed. 1995. Calcutta…
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Arnab Bhowmick
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