The Opium revenue in India-1868

the general philanthropy of the East Indian Government, past and present, the fact remains, that in their dominions they have produced during the last ten years, of which we have official returns, more than half a million of chests of opium, of which only 37,160 were for home consumption, the remainder for export. The

Calcutta-John Welsh Dulles-1855

At the season of the Charak-pujah, Kali-ghat is a scene of more than ordinary interest. By sunrise the multitudes from every quarter of the native city pour forth like bees from their hives, and uniting in the suburb of Bhowanipur, stream towards the temple. The mass, arrayed in holiday robes, attend as spectators; others, with garlands of flowers about their necks, or with their bodies besmeared with ashes, are seen to be devotees.

British King arrived in Calcutta by train-1911

On Saturday, 28th December, Their Majesties arrived in Calcutta by train. They proceeded from Howrah terminus to Prinsep's Ghat by steamer. On landing at the Ghat they were received by His Excellency the Viceroy and the high officials of Government. They received the homage of the Executive Council of Bengal, the Ruling and Feudatory Chiefs, and certain of the Nobility, also deputations from public bodies — commercial, educational and municipal.

J. A. Chapman of the Calcutta Madrassah-1906

Mr. J. A. Chapman, the present holder of that office, possesses no such qualifications, but is an ex-clerk in an exchange bank, whose previous educational work has been to lecture on modern English, to commercial classes at the Presidency College in Calcutta,

Bengali women in 1921

A Bengali couplet depicting Bengali women became popular at the visitation of Prince of Wales - সাবাস ভবানীপুর সাবাস তোমায় | দেখালে অদ্ভুত কীর্ত্তি বকুল-তলায় || পুণ্য দিনে বিশে পৌষ বাঙ্গলার মাঝে | পর্দ্দা খুলে কুলবালা সম্ভাষে ইংরাজে || কোথায়…

The Supreme Court in Calcutta

Party disputes on the Supreme Council were not the only destabilizing legacy of Lord North's Regulating Act of 1773. The act also created a new royal court of justice in Calcutta, ‘the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal’, and the early history of the court was marked by bitter struggles between the judges and the Company government. Disputes over the jurisdiction of the court generated major debates about the scope of English law in India, the constitutional definition of the Company government, and the nature of Indian legal tradition and practice. In the process, the Company's claims to govern according to the ancient constitution of the country were subjected to new levels of scrutiny-Sovereignty, custom and natural law: the Calcutta Supreme Court, 1774–1781 [Robert Travers, Cornell University, New York]