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15 Rare & Old Photo’s of “The City of Joy” Calcutta | Part III

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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 III


1# Streetlife in Kolkata (Calcutta) – 1945

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2# Milton Link Street

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3# Horse Coach Waiting for Passenger in a Busy street

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4# Metcalfe Hall Calcutta (Kolkata) – Mid 19th Century

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5# The Imperial Museum,Chowringhee is One of the Oldest Museam in World

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6# Taken in the early 1940's – Calcutta ( Kolkata ) appears much more clean and organized than in the present day.

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7# Clive Street 1892

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8# Victoria Memorial Kolkata (Calcutta)

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15 Very Old & Rare Photos of Varanasi ”Spiritual capital of India” | Part I  
50 Rare & Vintage pics of Indore | Never Seen Before Collection
20 Unseen , Old & Very Rare Photos of the Pink City Jaipur | Part I
20 Unseen , Old & Very Rare Photos of the Pink City Jaipur | Part II

 

9# The American Red Cross Burra Club, Calcutta

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10# The Building's clock tower seen at the end of the photo taken in Esplanade, Calcutta in 1945

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11# The Esplanade and Government House from Chowringhee – Calcutta (Kolkata) 1865

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12# Hindustan Building , Kolkata

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13# View of Calcutta (Kolkata) – 1880's

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14# village of Culcutta 1892

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15# Writers Building 1905

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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;[20] 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


See Also:

15 Rare & Old Photo’s of “The City of Joy” Calcutta | Part I
15 Rare & Old Photo’s of “The City of Joy” Calcutta | Part II
30 Old & Rare Photos of Bangalore | Part I
30 Old & Rare Photos of Bangalore | Part II
40 Vintage Photos Of Hyderabad That You Never Seen Before

 

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