Kolkata formerly Calcutta is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. As of 2011, the city had 4.5 million residents; the urban agglomeration, which comprises the city and its suburbs, was home to approximately 14.1 million, making it the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in India.
Presenting 15 Rare & Old Photo’s of “The City of Joy” Calcutta | Part II
1# Victoria Memorable in Making
2# The Town Hall_1865
3# The Bengal Club Calcutta by Samual Bourne 1865
4# Sacred Cattle & Coolie
5# Hoogly River Bank
6# New Market Calcutta 1945
7# Nimtolla Mosque
8# General Store
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9# Famine of 1943 , Calcutta
10# Howrah Bridge 1945
11# Great Eastern Hotel
12# Calcutta Downtown
13# Calcutta Stock Exchange
14# Burra Bazaar_1880
15# Calcutta Tram Way Worker's Union Strike
The discovery and archaeological study of Chandraketugarh, 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Kolkata, provide evidence that the region in which the city stands has been inhabited for over two millennia.Kolkata's recorded history began in 1690 with the arrival of the English East India Company, which was consolidating its trade business in Bengal.
Job Charnock, an administrator who worked for the Company, is traditionally credited as the founder of the city; In response to a public petition, the Calcutta High Court ruled in 2003 that the city does not have a founder.The area occupied by the present-day city encompassed three villages: Kalikata, Gobindapur, and Sutanuti. Kalikata was a fishing village; Sutanuti was a riverside weavers' village. They were part of an estate belonging to the Mughal emperor; the jagirdari (a land grant bestowed by a king on his noblemen) taxation rights to the villages were held by the Sabarna Roy Choudhury family of landowners, or zamindars. These rights were transferred to the East India Company in 1698.
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