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Home to four Nobel Prize winners, Kolkata is the nerve centre of intellect and human values in India. The city is the gateway to Eastern India where a rich heritage, bustling streets and bewildering variety of facets is a part of the landscape.

 

Kolkata India Victoria Memorial

(Victoria Memorial in Kolkata in India)

 

The East India Company set Kolkata up as a trading post in 1690 and Warren Hastings, the first Governor-General of India, later made it the seat of the supreme courts of justice. Kolkata became the capital of British India in 1772 and by 1800 the city had become a busy and flourishing town, the center of the cultural as well as the political and economic life of Bengal.

 


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