Oh ! Calcutta

Category: Places

 

Photo and caption by Anirudha Chakraborty

Kolkata or Calcutta as it was formerly known, was the Capital of British India. Now it is the Capital of West Bengal. The hand pulled ricksaws, were first introduced by Chinese traders, and can be seen plying to this day in some parts of the city. It is rumored that it was invented by an American Blacksmith Albert Tolman in 1848 for a missionary. The Communist pary held power till recently, when they were defeated. They left behind slogans on many a wall through out the city.

Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

 

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