May 10, 2009

Life in Calcutta (Kolkata) - 1944 Part - 10

Young man after a visit to Kali temple

Refreshments in Maiden during a festival

Person in Nakhoda Mosque
Parched corn seller in Maidan

Musician with instrument at a festival in the Maidan

This gentleman claimed to have been educated in Oxford, England and he spoke and acted as if he had. He frequented a small temple located about where today's Judges Court Road crosses the bridge to Kalighat Road. He was an interesting individual, a learned man and I enjoyed knowing him.

Man with Snake


Loading barge upstream a short distance from Howrah Bridge, side opposite Howrah Station.

Indian Naval Unit in Retreat ceremony in the Maidan,