Ways of Life

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Munshis, or Native Language Scholars, Calcutta, Company Era

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Hanging Punkaha, Calcutta, c1786-90

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Calcutta City Life during Last Phase of Colonial Era, 1945-46

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Calcutta Cricket, Maidan, Calcutta, 1792


Town Hall, Calcutta,1813

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St James Theatre, Circular Road, Calcutta, 1871

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Army and Navy Store – Recent View , Chowringhee Road, Calcutta, 2008

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Whiteaway, Laidlaw & Co., Chowringhee Road, Calcutta, 1905

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Belgachhia Villa, Belgachhia, Calcutta, c1870


Belvedere House, Alipur, Calcutta,1838

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Cathedral of the Most Holy Rosary; or, Portuguese Church, Murgihata, Calcutta, 1826

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Bazaar on the Chitpore Road, Calcutta, 1826

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Garden House of Mr Trinks, Garden Reach, 1795

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Royal Calcutta Turf Club, Calcutta, 1845

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Cheetah Chasing A Deer, Barrackpore Park, c1802

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Calcutta Club, Calcutta, 1907

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Churrack Pooja, Calcutta, 1896

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Charak Puja, Calcutta, 1848

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Nob Kishen’s Nautch Party, Shobha Bazar Rajbari, Calcutta, c1814 (?)

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Suttee : Preparing for the Immolation of a Hindoo Widow, 1826

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Band Stand, Eaden Gardens, Calcutta, 1865


Proclamation of the Queen’s rule in India, Calcutta 1st November, 1858

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Chowringhee Road from No. IX Esplanade Row, 1848

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Chowringhee – The Main European Residential Area, Calcutta, c1833

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Two Storey House in Cossipore, 1875

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Two Storey House in Cossipore with Porte-cochère in Front, 1875

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Middleton Street, Cowringhee, Calcutta, c1830

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Muhurram Procession, Calcutta, c1912


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Town and Port of Calcutta,1848.The tree in the centre conveniently divides the view into the Esplanade with its grand buildings, on the right, and the ships on the Hooghly river, on the left. The whole scene portrays the liveliness and prosperity of Calcutta at the time.  A coloured lithograph by Sir Charles D'Oyly.
Town and Port of Calcutta,1848


Mode of Watering the Streets of Calcutta, 1858


Mehtas, or street sweepers of Calcutta, 1860


Rain-Gambling House in Calcutta, 1896


Military Parade on the Esplanade, c1858


Durga Puja Festival In An Upscale Calcutta House, 1840


Durga Puja Festival in a Wealthy Household, 1809

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