1686 was a turbulent year for the English East India Company (henceforth EIC) in Bengal. The Governor of the Company’s … More
Neither the built remains, nor the stories remain unchanged – and the contemporary world is not as removed from its ancient or colonial past as we are wont to believe.
waterlogging continues to affect in the older quarters in the north, central and south Kolkata. I wanted to explore the root of this by traveling back in time and tracing the history of drainage in the Second City of the (British) Empire.
India has a long history of commercial and cultural contacts with mainland China. Chinese communities had, therefore (mostly temporarily) settled … More
Arriving in Kolkata after a few days of introduction to India in Chennai, you expect some noise and traffic, and … More
I was Born in South Calcutta and did my schooling and college from Park Circus and Park Street and that … More
Introduction The Last Supper painted by German neoclassical painter Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) remains one of the most famous colonial era … More
Introduction On 27th March 2017, Heritage Walk Calcutta, in collaboration with Made in Bengal and Archaeologists Engage, hosted the year’s … More
Early sources of drinking water From the standpoint of health, sanitation and drinking water, Calcutta was a poor choice for … More
Introduction Christmas, New Year’s Day, and the birthday of the King of England were the three major festivals celebrated by … More
They were human beings, just like us, but in a different place and time. The story of their lives is the best means to weave these divergent narratives into a poised and critical popular understanding of colonialism.
I finally broke the news to my mother a few days ago. I told her that I am leaving my … More