Author:Bidisha Chakraborty & Sarmistha De (Authors)

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Calcutta in the Nineteenth Century: An Archival Exploration

By: Bidisha Chakraborty & Sarmistha De (Authors)

Price: $10.75

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Niyogi Books:

Seller ID: 106573

ISBN: 9789381523810

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This collection examines Calcutta’s rapid transformation from a cluster of three villages into the second city of the British Empire. Bidisha Chakraborty and Sarmistha De, two talented archivists, remind us that the ancient and crumbling British legacy scattered all around Calcutta was once a fledgling imperial dream of the most astounding scope.The English East India Company started out as a trading company but soon found itself saddled with administrative responsibilities. The British built Calcutta around Fort William, not just for the burgeoning European population but also as the nerve ... View more info