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RUINS OF CALCUTTA – Duff College

Duff College, Kolkata

Rev. Alexander Duff, the first missionary to India from the Church of Scotland, founded “General Assembly's Institution” on 13 July 1830, with the support of the Governor General of India, Lord William Bentinck. At the Disruption of 1843 (when 450 ministers of the Church broke away from the parent body,

PALACES OF THE RICH & FAMOUS – Ghariwala Mallick Bari

Mallick Bari Kolkata

Moving on northwards from Jorasanko along Chitpur Road (Rabindra Sarani), across the road from Lohia Matri Sadan, one will find a majestic building complete with an elegant clock adorning its crown. The building is popularly known as ‘Ghariwala Mullick Bari”. This magnificent mansion, situated at 279, Rabindra Sarani, was originally

RUINS OF CALCUTTA – Basu Bati

Basu Bati Kolkata

Situated at 65/2 Baghbazar Street, “Basubati”, the palatial mansion of Nandalal Basu and Pashupatinath Basu is an iconic landmark of Calcutta which still stands as the witness of its glorious past. The Basu family had huge landed property (Zamindari) in Gaya district of Bihar. Mahendra Basu, the eldest son of the

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