Within the premises of the Panihati Balika Vidyalaya, tucked to one side, is the tomb of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, a … More
Prologue The beginnings of Jagadhatri Puja in the former French colony of Chandannagar are mired in controversy. Some believe that … 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.
In a recent conversation with a fellow archaeologist, we ended up talking about the poor state of built heritage in our … More
Arriving in Kolkata after a few days of introduction to India in Chennai, you expect some noise and traffic, and … More
Introduction The Last Supper painted by German neoclassical painter Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) remains one of the most famous colonial era … 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