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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,

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

RUINS OF CALCUTTA – Clive House

Clive House, situated at 91 Rastraguru Avenue, Dum Dum, is probably one of the oldest residential buildings in Calcutta, as it was in existence even before 1756. As a dumb witness of the glorious past, a desolate plaque at the entrance of the dilapidated and distressed structure proclaims that Lord

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