East India Company
Culture  /  Published 06.04.19

Heritage feritage: Calcutta wakes up

Sometimes a hashtag is all it takes to wake up slumbering beauties. Who knows when Calcutta had receded from India’s heritage map. Visitors to the city would salute the Victoria Memorial, the Howrah...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 09.01.19

Scientifically accurate and exquisitely beautiful

What can art have to do with science? For most people, the essence of science lies in objective, rational analysis of dispassionately recorded data, whereas art is about creativity, imagination and id...
By Nandini Chatterjee in

Books  /  Published 15.12.18

How Robert Clive raided India for the Company

In June 1744, the 19-year-old Clive arrived not in Calcutta but in the Company’s oldest settlement, Fort St. George in modern-day Chennai. Here he spent the next two years fidgeting as, seated at a ...
By Alex Rutherford in

Books  /  Published 04.12.19

William Dalrymple draws lessons from history

Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet hosted the Calcutta launch of the The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire by William Dalrymple recently at Abanindranath ...
By Hia Datta (Intern) in

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.19

Mughals: The invaders who came home

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By Debobroto Das in

Books  /  Published 17.11.18

How East India Company colonised the Northeast

As I walk down the long corridor that leads to the office of Sarmistha De, assistant archivist at the Directorate of State Archives, in north Calcutta, I notice piles of hardbound files. The pages pee...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Books  /  Published 26.07.19

Robert Clive's adventures in India

The rendering of Clive, much in tune with the historical character, is plausibly capricious and vain, displaying sharp acumen as a shrewd military strategist. The Indian counterparts, too, have been e...
By Argha Banerjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 30.05.19

This month, that year

Local 2018: Electric buses roll in New Town from May 1. A Hidco and Coal India initiative, the buses focus on connecting the interiors of the township and are charged like mobile phones at charging st...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 21.04.19

Lucknow's Hazratganj struggles to keep pace

Legend has it that the pride of Lucknow — Hazratganj — was inspired by Calcutta’s Chowringhee. Saadat Ali Khan, who was the half-brother of the nawab of Awadh, had fled to the city on the banks ...
By Alpana Chowdhury in

West Bengal  /  Published 12.12.19

227 years on, mela in Behala still a crowd-puller

A 227-year-old fair started by zamindars is still a top-draw among Behala residents and can rival any top Durga puja in the neighbourhood in terms of footfall. The Chandi Mela, which was started by th...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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