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East India Company
News  /  Published 03.02.23

Yesterdate: This day from Kolkata’s past, February 3, 1855

First train to Ranigunge started its run from Howrah, on this day...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

News  /  Published 02.01.23

Yesterdate: This day from Kolkata’s past, January 2, 1757

Robert Clive captured Calcutta on this day ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

News  /  Published 31.12.22

Yesterdate: This day from Kolkata’s past, December 31, 1600

British East India Company was founded on this day...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

News  /  Published 22.12.22

Yesterdate: This day from Kolkata’s past, December 22, 1851

First train in India became operational on this day...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

News  /  Published 17.12.22

Yesterdate: This day from Kolkata’s past, December 17, 1803

Treaty of Deogaon was concluded between East India Company and Raghuji Bhonsle II, on this day...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

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News  /  Published 13.11.22

Yesterdate: This day from Kolkata’s past, November 13, 1778

Towards the end of the 18th century, the East India Company felt a need for employees with a good knowledge of Bengali...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Kolkata

News  /  Published 10.11.22

Yesterdate: This day from Kolkata’s past, November 10, 1698

Sabarna Roy Chowdhury family persuaded by prince Azim-us-Shan, grandson of Aurangzeb, to transfer the zamindari rights of the three villages of Sutanati, Dihi Kalikata and Gobindapur to the East Indi...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.22

The best thing going

A woman’s body has never been her own. It is the site where the State plays out its self-serving politics...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.22

Second look

Reappraising Independence and its promises...
By A. Raghuramaraju

News  /  Published 01.08.22

The legend of Wajid Ali Shah and how Kolkata benefitted from the connect

History will always remember that Kolkata gave refuge to an unlucky ruler and in return, got a taste of diverse culture...
By Shahanshah Mirza


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