American Street Kolkata

7,500

ARTIST: AVIDIP KUNDU
SIZE: 6 INCH X 8 INCH
MEDIUM: PEN, INK & WATER COLORS ON PAPER OF STRENTH 300 GSM

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The Armenian settlement was formed in one of the suburbs of Murshidabad, the then capital of Bengal. This was during the rule of the Mughal Emperor, Aurangazeb. Armenians were a vibrant & active merchant community in Bengal. They helped the British to establish their position in Bengal & make Calcutta a pivotal point for their trade & commerce. A few churches, cemeteries and less than 200 Armenians are all that’s left of the once powerful Armenian colonies. The number of Armenians have dwindled to a mere 150 now. Yet in Kolkata we still have a street named after them, the Armenian Street. The sketch depicts one of the churches in Armenian Street, Kolkata. A must visit street to soak into the bygone history.

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