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  Calcutta,Calcutta India,Calcutta Tourism,Calcutta Travel,Kolkata India
Calcutta, which had the privilege of being the capital of British India before it was shifted to Delhi.
Calcutta is a city with strong cultural, literary and religious flavours.
This is the new port of Calcutta and is 96 km south of the city.
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  Calcutta - LoveToKnow 1911
Calcutta and Bombay have long contested the position of the premier city of India in population and trade; but during the decade 1891-1901 the prevalence of plague in Bombay gave a considerable advantage to Calcutta, which was comparatively free from that disease.
The docks lie outside Calcutta, at Kidderpur, on the south; and at Alipur are the zoological gardens, the residence of the lieutenant-governor of Bengal, cantonments for a native infantry regiment, the central gaol and a government reformatory.
The chief event in the history of Calcutta is the sack of the town, and the capture of Fort William in 1756, by Suraj-udDowlah, the nawab of Bengal.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Calcutta
Calcutta, Bandel, or Chinsurah from a territory belonging to the Diocese of Maliapur.
Calcutta Mission it will be best to consider the educational and charitable work carried on exclusively by religious communities, the railway and military chaplains, and the native missions.
Calcutta, of the Chowringhee, Bowbazar, Dhurrumtollah, and Sealdah schools and the Entally orphanage, with about 1500 pupils; in Assansol, of a school with 140 girls; in Darjeeling, of a boarding school with 160, and in Morapai, of 160 native Bengali girls.
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 AllRefer.com - Calcutta, India (Indian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Calcutta is the major seaport (see Haldia) and industrial center of E India; jute is milled, and textiles, chemicals, paper, and metal products are manufactured.
In 1756 the nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-Daula, captured Calcutta and killed most of its garrison by imprisoning it overnight in a small, stifling room, known as the notorious "Black Hole." Robert Clive retook the city in 1757.
The Univ. of Calcutta (founded 1857), several unaffiliated colleges, and the Indian Museum, which houses one of the world's outstanding natural history collections, are in the city.
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 urbana.org Global Urban Trek Cities
Calcutta was flooded with millions of immigrants in 1947, 1951, and 1971.
Calcutta is named for Kali, the Hindu goddess of death and destruction.
Approximately 76% of Calcutta's residents are Hindus, and 23% are Muslims.
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 From Calcutta With Love
The principal suburbs of Calcutta are Howrah (on the west bank), Baranagar to the north, South Dum Dum to the northeast, the South Suburban Municipality (Behala) to the south, and Garden Reach in the southwest.
Calcutta's position as one of India's preeminent economic centres is rooted in its industries, financial and trade activities, and role as a major port; it is also a major centre for printing, publishing, and newspaper circulation, as well as for recreation and entertainment.
Calcutta was recaptured in January 1757 by Robert Clive, one of the founders of British power in India, and by the British admiral Charles Watson.
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  CALCUTTA - LoveToKnow Article on CALCUTTA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Calcutta and Bombay have long contested the position of the premier city of India in population and trade; but during the decade 1891-1901 the prevalence of plague in Bombay gave a considerable advantage to Calcutta, which was comparatively free from that disease.
The port of Calcutta is one of the busiest in the world, and the banks of the Hugh rival the port of London in their show of shipping.
The docks lie outside Calcutta, at Kidderpur, on the south; and at Alipur are the zoological gardens, the residence of the lieutenant-governor of Bengal, cantonments for a native infantry regiment, the central gaol and a government reformatory.
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 HMS Calcutta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first Calcutta was a 54-gun fourth-rate ship, originally the East Indiaman Warley and purchased in 1795, captured by the French in 1805 and destroyed by British ships in 1809.
The third Calcutta was the Hercules (1868), renamed in 1909.
The fourth Calcutta was the gunboat Handy (1883), renamed in 1916.
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 Wastewater-Fed Aquaculture in the Wetlands of Calcutta - an Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The present study of Calcutta's wetlands assumes additional significance because the technology of modifying wetlands for efficient disposal of wastewater is indigenous.
The wetlands are located to the east of Calcuta between the levée of the River Hooghly to the west and that of the River Bidyadhari, presently a derelict channel, to the east.
Subsequently, with the rise of population and an increase of impervious areas within the command area of the city, the capacity of the SWF Channel was remodelled to accommodate a discharge of 4,966 cusec (Table 2).
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 Pictures, Photos of Calcutta, India
India's largest city and once the capital (1772–1912) of British India, Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is located on the east bank of the Hooghly, a channel of the Ganges, 154 km upstream from the Bay of Bengal.
Kolkatans are said to possess a rare joie de vivre that manifests itself in their penchant for art and culture and a level of intellectual vitality and political awareness unsurpassed in the rest of the country.
What I saw were the destitute widows of the Calcutta cliché—society's refuse—and sidewalks lined with sleeping families pickling themselves in the thick, fl exhaust of autos, cars, and buses.
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 Virtual Visit India-Calcutta
The Maharatta invasion of Bengal broke the monopoly of life in Calcutta and led to the digging of the five km Maharatta Ditch, the preset CIRCULAR ROAD, from where the sobriquet 'Ditcher' came to be coined and applied to the Anglo-Indian.
Calcutta's role in the national economy is crucial as the gateway to Eastern India.
Calcutta is connected by rail with all the major city and towns of India.
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 Calcutta
In 1835 industry began in the Calcutta region, but not in the city: the first jute mill was established in Rishra, a suburb (for lack of a better term).5 Jute, used for making bags, carpets, and low cost clothing, became the mainstay of the region's economy till the middle of the 20th century.
By the end of the 19th century Calcutta was a powerful metropolitan center, and the British capital in India (often called the second city of the British empire)--a city of palaces and hovels.
New Calcutta can be expected to be successful for the same reasons that Salt Lake has been successful: it is close enough to Calcutta city for a relatively easy commute (for employment or services), and as a planned development it will bypass the city's ills--poor infrastructure, slums, and poverty.
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 Calcutta : Kolkata : Calcutta : History of calcutta : Kolkata history
Nineteenth century Calcutta witnessed the growth of western education, development of modern Bangla prose, attempts to make social reforms and some initiatives for the welfare of the women.
For about a century, Calcutta's conscious awareness of the changing modern world was more developed than other parts of the country.
Contemporary society of Calcutta was shocked beyond measure by the doings of this group, and yet the Young Bengal formed more of a group with a certain outlook than a real sustained movement with a solid basis and growing support.
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 CALCUTTA - Online Information article about CALCUTTA
possession of Calcutta for about seven months, and during this brief period the name of the town was changed in official documents to Alinagar.
Plassey was fought on the 23rd of June 1757, exactly twelve months after the capture of Calcutta.
Calcutta is thus at present the seat both of the supreme and the See also:
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 Kolkata Calcutta Hotels Kolkata Calcutta Tours Kolkata Hotels Calcutta Kolkata West Bengal Tourism India
Kolkata - Calcutta - the largest metropolis in India - is a vibrant 'city of joy', stretched along the eastern bank of the Hoogly River (a branch of the Ganges).
Her toes fell in Kalighat (in the south of Calcutta); therefore the city was called Kalikata, later known as Calcutta.
Calcutta was the capital of the British India till 1912 and still has a Victorian imprint on its structures and streets.
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 Calcutta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The name Calcutta is derived from "Kalikata", one of the three villages whose lands became a part of the new settlement and the later city.
Calcutta is situated on the Hooghly River and it is India`s chief port.
Calcutta and it suburbs have an official population of around 10,500,000 but unofficial estimates say that it's pupolation might be as high as 15,000,000 or even higher, which makes it one of the world`s largest cities.
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 Calcutta
At jeg sidder her i Calcutta bundet af omstændighederne er der jo ikke noget at gøre ved, ikke andet end at acceptere forholdene.
Den prægtigste bygning i Calcutta er Victoria Memorial, et enormt bygningsværk i hvid marmor med en mægtig kuppel i midten - lidt a la St. Pauls i London med elementer fra Taj Mahal - og med en stor og bred Dronning Victoria siddende i haveanlægget foran.
Calcutta er i øvrigt en by, hvor den oprindelige rickshaw har overlevet.
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 CALCUTTA
Calcutta along with the rest of Bengal was also the hotbed of Indian freedom struggle.
Calcutta is a major railhead and is linked to all parts of the country by an extensive network of trains.
Calcutta is also connected by road to most parts of the country but journey on road is not recomended unless for shorter journeys, (maximum up to North Bengal).
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 Kids with Cameras
Zana Briski became involved in the lives of these children in 1998 when she first began photographing prostitutes in Calcutta.
Living in the brothels for months at a time, she quickly developed a relationship with many of the kids who, often terrorized and abused, were drawn to the rare human companionship she offered.
In order to help more children from Calcutta's red-light district, Kids with Cameras has been raising money to develop a safe home specifically for the children of prostitutes to provide an opportunity for them to learn, thrive and lead future generations.
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 Stock Exchange in Calcutta
While Calcutta Stock Exchange has emerged as the second largest house in the Country, the investors from the eastern zone are also at the forefront today.
Though stock broking was practiced in Calcutta as early as 1836, the members of the broking profession had neither a code of rules for their guidance, nor a permanent place for congregation.
Under the provisions of this act, the Calcutta Stock Exchange came to be recognized on and from October 10, 1957.
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 Calcuttaweb - History of Calcutta
Calcutta was recaptured in 1757 by Robert Clive when the British defeated Siraj-ud-daullah on the battle field of Plassy.
Bengal was divided, Calcutta became the capital city of the state of West Bengal in India.
Calcutta and surrounding places were flooded with people from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) as a result of the partition.
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 Calcutta
Calcutta rose to the eminence of being called "The Second City of the British Empire." Not only did Calcutta achieve fame as a one-time capital of India, it also became one of the most important centers of trade and commerce.
Even though Calcutta does not have as many international flights as New Delhi or Mumbai, there has been an increase in on-line airlines in recent years with flights to destinations in West Asia, Europe, the Americas, South-East Asia and the Far East.
A new landmark in Calcutta is the Birla Temple on Syed Amir Ali Avenue.
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 Calcutta - Kal Bhi Rahega by Suniti Chandra Mishra   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Calcutta has a number of textile mills and numerous industries and both skilled and unskilled laborers are always in demand.
Sonagachhi, near Calcutta, is a notorious center of prostitutes where ‘babes’ of all ranges are hired for pleasure.
Rich or poor all enjoy Calcutta — the former may dine in a luxury hotel and sleep in a cozy compartment, the latter may just go with ‘machh-bhaat’ (fish and rice) in a stand-by and seek shelter in one of the cheapest ‘dharmshalas’.
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 Calcutta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Calcutta remains at the vanguard of artistic movements in the country, and several artists' societies present annual shows.
Calcutta is also a centre of traditional and contemporary music and dance.
Calcutta is still an important centre of professional and amateur theatre and of experimental drama.
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