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HERITAGE BUILDINGS OF CALCUTTA – The National Library

The National Library - Side View

The National Library, situated on the lush-green scenic Belvedere Estate, is the largest library in India by volume and is India's library of public record. The library is designated and authorized to collect, circulate, preserve and protect all the printed materials produced in India. Before independence, the building was the official residence of

HERITAGE BUILDINGS OF COLONIAL CALCUTTA – The Writers’ Building

Writer's Building, Kolkata

During the early days of Calcutta, the East India Company was badly in need of a spacious building for its writers (clerks) to carry out various administrative paperwork and storage spaces to keep their records safely. At this juncture, the idea of the Writers’ Building was conceived by Governor-General Warren Hastings. Finally, the

LEGEND OF THE LOST – Bourne & Shepherd

bourne-shepherd

The four-storied Gothic structure of Bourne & Shepherd, which stands almost unnoticed next to the glamorous Metropolitan Building on S N Banerjee Road in Kolkata, was once one of the oldest photographic studios in the world. Today the building wears a barren look, just another discarded and neglected slice of cruel

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