April 30, 2021 4:24 pm
The origins of Hatibagan’s name can be traced to 1756 when Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah captured Calcutta from the East India Company and kept his war elephants in open ground here.
April 23, 2021 10:28 pm
Colonial records indicate that the road was one of the most important pilgrimage routes in ancient Bengal because of the location of the Chitteshwari temple in this neighbourhood.
April 16, 2021 6:24 pm
The street gets its name from the weight and might of the academic institutions that were first established here some two centuries ago. Specifically, Hindu College, established in 1817, now called Presidency University.
April 02, 2021 3:42 pm
The West Bengal Commission for Backward Classes lists the Ostagars as a ‘backward class’ in the state and mentions that the community’s traditional occupation has been “tailoring in its different forms and standards”.
March 30, 2021 7:17 pm
In the 1890s, Hadji Zakaria was an important member of the Kutchi Memon community in Calcutta that was centered around the Chitpur neighbourhood in the north of the city.
March 19, 2021 10:00 pm
The weight of the history of the institutions that call this street home are almost distracting, making it easy for pedestrians to miss its name while walking down this road.
March 13, 2021 8:07 pm
Like with large sections of Burrabazar, Surtibagan Street has historically been a residential neighbourhood where Marwari families have lived for generations.
March 05, 2021 1:08 pm
An entry in the September edition of the Calcutta Gazette of 1937 indicates that the Calcutta Municipal Corporation had proposed a change in the spelling of the road from Teliapara to Tilipara but that never came to fruition
February 26, 2021 3:07 pm
Several of Tipu Sultan's descendants continue to live in Kolkata, unnoticed and ignored, far removed from the grandeur of heritage structures and streets named after the ruler.
February 19, 2021 6:27 pm
Built in 1820, the wide expanse of the road starts south of Fort William’s west gate and runs all the way up to Eden Gardens.