Project Description

A City in the Making: Aspects of Calcutta’s Early Growth

  • INR995 / £15 / $25
  • ISBN: 978-93-85285-28-8
  • Size: 216 x 140 mm,
  • 564pp, 130gsm Art Paper (matt)
  • 7 colour & 49 b/w photographs
  • All colour
This book plots three definitive stages of Kolkata’s historical development, starting with Job Charnock’s arrival in 1690 and ending with the setting up of the Lottery Committee in 1817.With the help of archival records, the author has traced the various stages of the journey on the part of the three villages of Sutanati, Kalikata and Gobindapur which collectively came to be called Calcutta (renamed Kolkata).Archival maps and pictures amply illustrate how Calcutta eventually came to be described as the ‘second city of the British Empire’.

Ranabir Ray Choudhury


Ranabir Ray Choudhury  Ranabir Ray Choudhury (b. 1948) has been a journalist with The Statesman and The Hindu group of newspapers since 1970 till 2010. His interest in the past of Kolkata [...]

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