Calcutta: as she was – a visual documentation of socio-cultural ethos spanning over three centuries
This project is my personal and independent initiative. I have taken it up with perhaps too ambitious an objective to be warranted by my little means. Its objective is to build a website on Calcutta in olden times, providing a visual documentation of its social and cultural ethos spanning over three centuries prior to independence. The site is expected to reflect the story of the development of young Calcutta to its adulthood, transformation of its rustic countenance into a fashionable cosmopolitan city profile, and more importantly, the city’s coming into terms with Hindu orthodoxy, and on the other side, reckless westernization, in the process of bringing out a revolution leading to Bengal Renaissance.