Murder and Mayhem Walk | Event in Kolkata | Townscript
Murder and Mayhem Walk | Event in Kolkata | Townscript

Murder and Mayhem Walk

Dec 29 '19 | 07:30 AM (IST)

Event Information

1868: “Jewish Housewife found brutally murdered in her bedroom”
1870-78: “Little Girls go missing from North Calcutta”
1878: “A Queen & her accomplices rob a Jewelry Store and Kill the Munshi”
1884: “Six Women Mysteriously Murdered in North Kolkata”

All of these cold-blooded murders were some of the most challenging cases handled by the Detectives of the Calcutta Police Department in the 19th century. Most of these involve the eternal chase of one Bengali Police Detective and his elusive convict.

This walk will explore these and many other chilling stories straight from the memoirs of the detectives themselves, through the places directly associated with these crimes. We will also discuss why certain murders received more attention in the contemporary press than others as an extension of the deeply entrenched patriarchy of the time. The walk will also interrogate contemporary socio-cultural racial and gender dynamics to situate the victims, perpetrators and the police.

Time: 07:30-10:00

Price: INR 650/person

Meeting Point: Federal Bank ATM in front of Poddar Court

Walk Leader: Dr Tathagata Neogi

Please read the terms and conditions of our walk here: https://www.heritagewalkcalcutta.com/how-it-works

Venue

Poddar Court
Tiretti, Kolkata, India
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