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Bridge over the River Hooghly, Calcutta, India, c1880-1890.

Bridge over the River Hooghly, Calcutta, India, c1880-1890. Illustration from Inde Anglaise, Sites et Paysages, (English India, Places and Landscapes, published by L Boulanger, Paris). (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

#Flashback: 24 fascinating pictures of Calcutta from 100 years ago

Before this great city was called Kolkata, the city of joy, Calcutta, was a hustling and bustling port metropolis of the British Raj.

On this I-Day 2019, here’s a walk down memory lane to capture the life that was Calcutta city, and why it came to known as the city of joy.


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