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Kolkata known historically in English as Calcutta is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port as well as its sole major port. As of 2011, the city had 4.5 million residents; the urban
KOLKATA WAS DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS
By the 1850s, Calcutta had two areas: White Town, which was primarily British and centred on Chowringhee; and Black Town, mainly Indian and centred on North Calcutta. The city underwent rapid industrial growth starting in the early 1850s, especially in the textile and jute industries; this encouraged British companies to massively invest in infrastructure projects, which included telegraph connections and Howrah railway station.
Why Kolkata is called the City of Joy?
The name of the book called ‘City of Joy, was authored by Dominique Lapierre who is a French national. This book is written by him describing Kolkata in India. Due to this book Kolkata came to be known as City of Joy. They were visualized by the writer to be living happily amidst poverty.In his book decribes the povertyof the indians .
more about kolkata
Kolkata is the main commercial and financial hub of East and North-East India and home to the Calcutta Stock Exchange. It is a major commercial and military port, and is the only city in eastern India to have an international airport.
some pictures of kolkata
Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah occupied Kolkata in 1756 after company started evading taxes the East India Company retook it in the following year and in 1793 Under East India Company and later under the British Raj, Kolkata served as the capital of India until 1911, .The city was the centre of the Indian independence movement; . Following Indian independence on 1947, Kolkata—which was once the centre of modern Indian education, science, culture, and politics
Calcutta | Kolkata
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during the 17 TH century
Kolkata known as "city of joy"