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Calcutta in the Nineteenth Century: An Archival Exploration

  • HISTORY
  • INR595/£14.99/$25 PB
  • ISBN: 978-93-81523-81-0
  • Size: 229 x 152mm
  • 428pp, Black and white
  • 93 photographs
  • Flexiback
This collection examines Calcutta’s rapid transformation from a cluster of three villages into the second city of the British Empire.This book delves into several archival sources and unearths not just the grandeur of such an ambitious undertaking but also the meticulous planning that went with it. The book also delves into several archival sources and unearths not just the grandeur of such an ambitious undertaking but also the meticulous planning that went with it.

Sarmistha De

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Sarmistha De Sarmistha De is an archivist at the State Archives of West Bengal. She did her PhD in History from Jadavpur University. Her research is mostly driven by archival sources [...]

Bidisha Chakraborty

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Bidisha Chakraborty Bidisha Chakraborty has been an archivist at the State Archives of West Bengal for the last twenty years. An alumni of Presidency College and of Calcutta University, her areas [...]

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