Strolling through Kolkata's colonial past

KOLKATA, India — The British left footprints across their far-flung colonial empire from Toronto to Yangon.

But nowhere is there as vast and varied a collection of heritage architecture than in Kolkata.

Thousands of buildings — homes, churches, palaces and even synagogues — survive here from the days of the Raj, when Britain ruled India.

This marvelously exuberant, maddeningly chaotic city began as a small trading post in the 1690s, rose to become the seat of British power and now ranks as India's third largest city, a megalopolis of some 15 million people.

Unlike countries which opted to eradicate the physical legacies of colonialism, India has accepted these colonial-era buildings as witnesses to history.

People also read these

IS targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul; all 4 attackers...

Jul 31, 2017

IS suicide bombing targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul; hours-long gunbattle ends hours later with all 4...

Watchdog: Tight security hinders oversight of US...

Aug 1, 2017

The U.S. watchdog tasked with overseeing the spending of U.S. aid to Afghanistan said unprecedented...

Young Afghans see opportunities dwindle as...

Aug 16, 2017

Young Afghans face dwindling opportunities, mounting fears as security unravels

The Latest: Taliban claim Kabul bank attack that...

Aug 29, 2017

The Latest: Taliban claim responsibility for suicide attack outside bank in Afghan capital that...

Civilians hurt by US airstrike responding to...

Sep 27, 2017

The Taliban unleashed a barrage of rockets at the Kabul international airport that the insurgents...

About Us

Get all the up-to-date breaking news about politics, business, entertainment, sports, lifestyles, weather, traffic, and local news in a seamless digital environment only in Morning Dispatcher.

Contact us: sales[at]morningdispatcher.com

Subscribe Now!

Quick Links

HomePress