Heritage Buildings

Heritage Buildings

Sanskrit College

The Ionian pillars of Sanskrit College today appear to be highly incongruous considering that the institution was set up to teach Indian Classical languages but the colonnaded structure serves as a gentle reminder of the...

Heritage Buildings

A HOUSE NO MORE

Calcutta University, established in the year 1857, marked the fruition of the deep yearning for Western education that had surged through Bengal in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Raja Rammohan Roy, Vidyasagar, W...

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THE OLD MINT – A HERITAGE TREASURE

Siraj-ud-Doulah, the Nawab of Bengal captured Fort William on June 20, 1756 and renamed Calcutta as Alinagar. But after the Battle of Plassey, they forced the Nawab to sign a treaty granting them permission to set up a m...

Heritage Buildings

Esplanade Mansions: The Grand Palace of the City

If Calcutta was once called the city of palaces, it is more likely it owed its name to stately buildings like Esplanade Mansions. Despite being a residential block there is nothing mundane about the existence of this imp...

Heritage Buildings

RELICS OF CALCUTTA’s HISTORY

The onset of autumn signifies the homecoming of the Goddess Durga with her four children. And as the Sanskrit chants fill up the thakur dalaan of Barisha Aachala and the priest uses the pancha pradeep with rhythmic dexte...

Heritage Buildings

Title: Samriddhi Bhavan: History of Indian banking

Samriddhi Bhavan, the headquarters of State Bank of India is much more than just a building. Housing the archives and a museum it serves to remind us of the rich legacy and the history of banking in India beginning with ...

Heritage Buildings

Past Perfect

A Spiritual Sojourn Discover Yourself Gateway to Fairyland Majestic Serenity Art of Spirituality Architecture that’s Truly Global     We Kolkatans take pride in our culture, tradition,...

Heritage Buildings

WHAT A MARVEL!

Kolkata has always been known as the 'City of Palaces' and a recent visit to Marble Palace, located at Muktaram Babu Street off Chittaranjan Avenue confirmed that. I was probably four or five years when I had first visit...

Heritage Buildings

History revisited: Swami Vivekananda’s house

No matter how hip Kolkata tends to become with every passing day, the heritage houses of the city never get withered of their charm and glory. The ancestral house of Swami Vivekananda at Simla Street, a must visit for al...



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