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Jewish emigration from Calcutta
Chronicles

Never Say Goodbye

The nineteen forties were tumultuous. British and American soldiers were stationed in Calcutta, including Jewish service men. There was a British and American Chaplain (Bloch and Seligson) active in Jewish community affairs.

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Neveh Shalome synagogue Kolkata Sanjeet Chowdhury photograph
Feature

Remembering My Calcutta Jewish Childhood

The sacred wine was made and bottled at the Beth El synagogue till the early 1970’s when Isaac Agha Baba, the only person who knew to make Kosher wine, (that is in keeping with Jewish dietary laws), passed away.

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Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Awadh
Chronicles

The Ousted Nawab of Oudh

Had the circumstances been different, history would perhaps have hailed him as a great king. He had the qualities of a good administrator notwithstanding his extravagance.

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Basanta Choudhury
Feature

Saluting a Mentor — Basanta Choudhury

I soon discovered a new, exciting world, as RP and Basanta-da poured their knowledge over me. I hardly understood then how fortunate I was when they took me for chats at Subho Tagore’s flat.

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