from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of eastern India on the Hugli River in the Ganges delta. Founded c. 1690 as a British East India Company trading post, it was the capital of British India from 1833-1912. The chief port and major industrial center of eastern India, Calcutta is India's second largest city and one of the most populous cities in the world. Population: 4,580,000.
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- proper n. Former name of Kolkata, the State capital of West Bengal (India).
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- n. the largest city in India and one of the largest cities in the world; located in eastern India; suffers from poverty and overcrowding
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CALCUTTA: Authorities in Calcutta arrested an alleged member of a Kashmiri militant group on Thursday as he was buying a train ticket to travel to northern India, police said.
The reason my first stories were set in Calcutta is due partly to that perspective -- that necessary combination of distance and intimacy with a place.
When I began writing fiction seriously, my first attempts were, for some reason, always set in Calcutta, which is a city I know quite well as a result of repeated visits with my family, sometimes for several months at a time.
Novel about a family in Calcutta and Dhaka and their connection with an English family in London (1988)
For ten years Renaldi lived in Calcutta, Lucknow (working, it is believed, forنواب آصف الدولہ Asaf ud-Daulah, the Nawab Wazir of Oudh), and in Dacca (now the capital city of Bangladesh).
"My dad took me to our club there, in Calcutta, India," said Atwal.
Taking both approaches leads to the kinds of mass slums full of dying people that we see in Calcutta or the barrios surrounding Rio De Janeiro – your basic third world human crisis that we see all too often.
His son, who used to be Arun in Calcutta has since he attended university and met his now-wife.
Like this rambling palace, Calcutta is an eccentric jumble, of which poverty is but the outer layer.
Despite the distracting horror of pavement life, the real story of Calcutta is its transformation into a global city, with expatriates returning to invest in malls and restaurants, in the process enforcing the standards of service they learned in the West.