Swedish Lutheran missionary Johann Zachariah Kiernander arrived in India in 1740 as a missionary, with the approval and support of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK). He worked and spent long 18 years of his life in South India and came to Calcutta at the request of Lord Clive.
Located on 2/2, Council House Street, at the North-Western corner of the majestic Raj Bhawan of Calcutta, St. John’s Church, is known to be one among the first public buildings constructed by the East India Company, after Calcutta became the capital of British India. Initially, it was a chapel. However,
The Armenian Community of Calcutta, except a very few, were all descendants of the Armenians of Julfa, now in Iran. The first group of Armenians, who settled in India, was mostly rich merchants and traders, and they intended to reestablish themselves as a separate socio-cultural identity. They constructed alms houses,
‘Persona’ (1966) is a Swedish film, written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and featuring Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann in the leading roles. It is a psychological story, which revolves around a young nurse named Alma and her patient, a well-known stage actress named Elizabeth Vogler. Bergman wrote the film with Ullmann and
The first Anglo-Afgan war was fought between the East India Company and The Afghans between 1838 and1841. During 1837, the political situation in Afghanistan under the leadership of Dost Mohammad Khan was not very steady. They lost their second capital of Peshawar to the Sikh Empire and wanted British support