September 19, 2021 3:21 pm
Historical records of the city show that Chandni Chowk is among the oldest bazaars of the city, integral to its busy business district.
September 12, 2021 5:07 pm
The impact of the city’s struggle to preserve its unique architecture is perhaps nowhere as visible as it is in this neighbourhood.
July 31, 2021 1:36 pm
Documentary evidence suggests that sometime in the 19th century it was named after one of its most storied residents, David Joseph Ezra, a prominent member of the city’s Baghdadi Jewish community.
May 21, 2021 10:02 pm
Even before the British East India Company joined other European settlers in the Bengal Subah in 1612, the Armenians had already established commercial settlements in Bengal, extending as far out as Benares and Patna much before the city of Calcutta was established.
May 14, 2021 3:45 pm
The building that gives this lane its name was different from other medical institutions in colonial Bengal. This structure may have only been used for isolating patients who may have been afflicted from contagious diseases.
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.