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Mauryan Empire (322 BC - 185 BC)
Excavations carried in Chandraketugarh, a city about 35 KM north-east of Kolkata, has revealed that it was an important urban city that flourishe...
Sunga Dynasty (185 BC - 73 BC)
Around the time the Mauryan empire was falling apart, one of its Army chief Pushyamitra Sunga assumed control of the north-central and the eastern...
The Age of Chaos (73 BC - 335 AD)
It is assumed that Sunga Dynasty was removed from power by Kanva Dynasty which then ruled parts of Bengal till 30 BCE. Not much evidence is availa...
The Imperial Guptas (335 AD - 550 AD)
The era of Imperial Gupta dynasty is considered to be the Golden age of art, science, astrology, literature, architecture, medicine and learning i...
The Rise and fall of Sasanka (550 AD - 750 AD)
After the fall of Gupta Empire, Bengal went through a period of political upheaval till king Sasanka established the Gaur Kingdom at around 7th ce...
Hiuen-Tsang visits Bengal (637 AD)
The Chinese buddhist monk Hiuen-Tsang (c. 602-664) came to India via land in AD 630 and by 637 he was studying in Nalanda University. Here he was ...
The Palas (750 AD - 1158 AD)
The lawlessness and the anarchy existing in the 8th century AD forced the people of Bengal to choose a king amongst themselves to provide a strong...
Calcutta - Kolkata
Calcutta: Two Years in the City
Redeeming Calcutta: A Portrait of India’s Imperial Capital
Calcutta The City Revealed
Longing, Belonging : An outsider at Home in Calcutta
Kolkata: A Soul City
Ten Walks In Calcutta
The Calcutta Cook Book
Days and Nights in Calcutta
Grand Delusions: A Short Biography of Kolkata
Bengali lamb Curry
Bengali Style Chana Dal
Chingri Malai Curry
Sorsebata Ilish Mach
Dimer Dhokkar Dalna and Luchi
Beaten Silver Work