A sailors' home becomes a public library. A church rises from a graveyard. Dalhousie Square becomes B.B.D. Bag. Until the British government shifted its capital to Delhi in 1911, Dalhousie Square was the administrative hub of the Indian subcontinent. It not only housed government offices, but was also a center for commerce and socialization. Ambitious people from all over the world strove to make a place for themselves here. This dynamic space has continually altered over time to accommodate the ever-changing needs of the city. Today, the British Empire is a relic of the past, but Dalhousie Square still bustles with officer-goers and eateries. This walk takes you on a journey through time to unravel the changing contours and development of one of the most enterprising nooks of Kolkata.
The walk will be conducted via zoom. You will receive coordinates from the walk leader at least 24-hours before the scheduled start time of the walk.
Start Time: 19:00 (India) | 14:30 (UK) | 09:30 (US-Eastern)
Duration: Approx 2.5 hrs
Walk Leader: Dr Tathagata Neogi
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