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Kolkata

Proud and unyielding

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Kolkata

Kolkata is the capital and cultural centre of West Bengal. The city is home to many of the nation`s intellectuals and is revered as the home to artists and saints. Two Nobel laureates are connected to this city, Rabindranath Tagore the first Asian recipient, and Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, better known to the world as Mother Theresa. Architectural marvels are everywhere in Kolkata, from British colonial buildings, memorials, cathedrals and churches, to the famous Haora Bridge over the Hooghly River where over a million commuters cross daily. The city was formerly called Calcutta.


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