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HERITAGE BUILDINGS OF COLONIAL CALCUTTA – The Oriental Assurance Company Building

Oriental Assurance Company Building

During the British rule, the Insurance sector in India was monopolized by the British Insurance Companies and the said British Companies operating India offered policies only to the Europeans. Among all such companies the Oriental Government Security Life Assurance Company was the pioneer to break the system. They started their

HERITAGE BUILDINGS OF COLONIAL CALCUTTA – Royal Insurance Building

Royal Insurance Building Kolkata

During the British rule, the Insurance sector in India was naturally dominated by the British Insurance Companies. However, initially even the British insurance companies were  reluctant to allow their policyholders to travel, let alone to live in the colonies, due to the very high mortality rate resulting from unhygienic  living

HERITAGE BUILDINGS OF COLONIAL CALCUTTA – Standard Life Assurance Building

Standard Life Assurance Building

Located at the corner of BBD Bag (South) and Red Cross Place (formally Wellesley Place) and situated at 32 and 32A BBD Bag, the Standard Life Assurance Building – better known as Standard Building, was designed under the supervision of Frederick William Stevens. Frederick William was the consulting architect of

DEADLY DAMES – Katherine Mary Knight

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Katherine Mary Knight was born and brought up in an unconventional and a dysfunctional family environment. Her mother, Barbara Roughan had an adulterous relationship with Ken Knight, a friend and co-worker of her husband and was forced to move away from the peaceful town of Aberdeen, New South Wales in

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