Calcutta Mosaic: Essays and Interviews on the Minority by Himadri Banerjee, Nilanjana Gupta, Sipra Mukherjee PDF

By Himadri Banerjee, Nilanjana Gupta, Sipra Mukherjee

ISBN-10: 8190583557

ISBN-13: 9788190583558

This assortment brings jointly the tales of the Armenians, chinese language, Sikhs, ‘South Indians’, Bohra Muslims and different groups who've come and created this wondrous mosaic, the town of Calcutta.

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When and why this shift took place is worth studying. High Medium Low/Medium Low Map 2: Concentration of Armenians in Calcutta, 1911, 1961. The Jews The arrival of the Jews was dated to be much later than the Armenians. In Calcutta ‘the first Jewish settler did not probably arrive from Aleppo (via Surat) before 1798. ’22 Pradip Sinha gives an interesting account of the factors that were responsible for this migration: The Jews of Calcutta were generally of Baghdadi origin and their migration was prompted by a series of revolutions in Baghdad which had weakened the position of Jewish financiers.

They moved to their second nucleus in the low-lying, swampy terrain at Tangra in east Calcutta. Chinepara, or the locality inhabited by the Chinese, and the Chinese Church bear evidence to the existence of the community in central Calcutta (Map 1). Another major concentration today is connected with the large tanneries in Tangra in the east Calcutta lowlands, many of which have undergone transformations into restaurants serving Chinese cuisine – very popular among the city’s populace. It is unfortunate that figures for the community at the level of the municipal wards have not been enumerated prior to 1961, where the figures for the Chinese speaking population as a linguistic category is available.

In 1961, in 74 out of 80 wards, Hindus constituted the majority. 40 Calcutta Mosaic The Muslims or Muhammadans take the second place. Thus, when we talk of religious minorities, the Muslims head the list, followed by Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and several others. The relative positions of religious groups in the city have not altered much, although in terms of spatial concentrations there have been marked transformations. The Muslims Not only numerically, even spatially the Muslims constitute a significant component of the city’s demographic profile.

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