In postworld war ii asia, three american pilots, neale gordon alan ladd, bill. Calcutta, a city that means many things to many people. With his equally fearless partners pedro blake william bendix and bill cunningham john whitney, gordon handles the airfreight route between calcutta and chungking. Dec 22, 2015 india, calcutta or kolkata streets and the hoogly bridge spanning the river. For one whole year calcutta remained a scene of constant communal clashes. It is one of indias largest cities and one of its major ports. Jun 11, 20 the period between 1945 to 1947 was that of an intense struggle in the indian subcontinent. The 1947 partition of india has a new nation born but at the cost of millions of lives. The rentroll of akbar, a sixteenthcentury mughal emperor, and the work of a bengali poet, bipradaas, of the late fifteenth century, both make mention of the citys early name being kolikata, from which kolkata calcutta are said to derive. Hindus were the largest community in all four cities.
In the period between august 1946 and august 1947, if you were a hindu, you. Most important of all, calcutta, then the largest city in india, an industrial and commercial. Today, it ranks among the four major metropolis of india along with delhi, mumbai. History of kolkata calcutta lonely planet travel information. The name kalikata was mentioned in the rentroll of the mughal emperor akbar reigned 15561605 and also in the manasamangal of the bengali poet bipradas 1495. Passed 1h 23min action, crime, drama august 1947 mexico. Financial institutions like icai, icwai, icfai and technological institutions like icei, iei, niit, aptech have branch offices in kolkata. Locate in the heart of the city, it is the nerve center of all military business, containing post office, finance office, base section offices, air, rail booking offices, a radio station, giant post exchange, officers mess and living quarters, signal. Indeed a nexus could rightly be traced between communal outbreaks in calcutta and bihar. A calcutta experience during world war ii by agecon4dor. Transnational perspectives from the middle east, latin america and south asia, lexington.
Imagine a road in calcutta, so peaceful that you could go take a nap on it. The kolkata metropolitan aurie, includin suburbs, haes a population exceedin 15 million, makin it the third maist populous metropolitan. Kolkata is the commercial caipital o eastren indie, locatit on the east bank o the hooghly river. Surely a baghdadi jew coming from bombay or calcutta to the port city in the. How did partition change the religious map in bengal. When it is called calcutta, it includes the suburbs. Mohammedan cathedral mosque dhuramtolla mosque, a stereoscopic view. The city was a colonial city developed by the british east india company and then by the british empire. Sep 20, 2007 this is one of the earliest films to be shot in india it was filmed in 1899. Kolkata was the capital of the british indian empire until 1911 when the capital was relocated to delhi.
When their buddy bill is murdered they investigate. The film apparently shows the kolkata calcutta ghats as seen from the. Returned to the screen for the first time in decades, this longlost noir stars reallife pals alan ladd. The history of kolkata as a british settlement, known to the british as calcutta, dates from the establishment of a trading post there by job charnock, an agent of the english east india company, in. From 1772 to 1911, calcutta was the capital of british india. Neale meets bills fiancee virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.
Overview of calcutta, 1947, directed by john farrow, with alan ladd, gail russell, william bendix, at turner classic movies. Search and compare airfares on tripadvisor to find the best flights for your trip to kolkata calcutta. Calcutta riot, 1946 a dreadful event 16 august 1946 with its tremendous negative impact on hindumuslim relations. In 1945 i lived in calcutta, which was where the war was fought from, facing the japanese front. Calcutta is probably the best city to go to if one wants to live out some indian history. History of development of homoeopathy in india indian national. The rentroll of akbar, a sixteenthcentury mughal emperor, and the work of a bengali poet, bipradaas, of the late fifteenth century, both make mention of the citys early name being kolikata, from which kolkatacalcutta are said to derive.
Dec 18, 2014 calcutta is probably the best city to go to if one wants to live out some indian history. India, calcutta or kolkata streets and the hoogly bridge spanning the river. Atiu iti king aslagang india east india, king aslagan nang pampang ning ilug hooghly. Calcutta was the name of the city that is now called kolkata. Here are ten pictures of the city beginning from when it was the british capital of india, right up to the 1950s. Calcutta was, of course, british indias largest city, home to 2. Former name of kolkata, the state capital of west bengal, india a resort in suriname. Till 1912, calcutta was the capital of india, when the british moved the capital city to delhi. The drama features alan ladd, gail russell and william bendix.
The film apparently shows the kolkata calcutta ghats as seen from. Calcutta is a 1947 american film noir crime film directed by john farrow, and written and. In 1947, when india gained freedom and the country got partitioned between india and pakistan, calcutta was included in the indian part of bengal, west bengal. Find highquality india 1947 stock photos and editorial news pictures from getty images. The japanese released bombs all over calcutta and a goodly share of them fell over the area in which our home was situated. In 1943, the japanese raid on calcuttas kidderpore docks took a heavy toll of property and lives.
With his equally fearless partners pedro blake william bendix and bill cunningham john whitney, gordon handles the airfreight. We were aware that the war had finished in europe, but it wasnt yet finished for us. Kolkata formerly calcutta, city, capital of west bengal state, and former capital 17721911 of british india. The history of kolkata as a british settlement, known to the british as calcutta, dates from the establishment of a trading post there by job charnock, an agent of the english east india company, in 1690. Welcome to the new official site of calcutta high court. Malaysia nazi germany poland portugal rhodesia south africa spain saudi arabia. Kolkata, formerly spelled calcutta, is the capital of the indian state of west bengal. Calcutta is a 1947 american film noir crime film directed by john farrow, and written and produced by seton i. Hindusthan building, one of the most modern in calcutta, was built for an insurance company but occupied upon its completion by the u. In postworld war ii asia, three american pilots, neale gordon alan ladd, bill cunningham john whitney and pedro blake william bendix fly from chungking. The city is centered on the east bank of the hugli river, about 96 miles upstream from the head of the bay of bengal. The violence, highly organised in character, resulted from the hatred and distrust between the two major communities.
The city was the capital of the british indian empire till 1911 when the capital was relocated to delhi. The 1947 news from greece is precisely the same as todays news. This also makes it the worlds 8th largest metropolitan area as defined by the united nations. Calcutta or kolkata india, 1950s film 94405 youtube. Cheap flights from dusseldorf to kolkata calcutta with. Jan 23, 2014 despite a population twice that of punjab, bengal and assam didnt that many large cities. It is located in eastern india on the east bank of the river hooghly. The partition of bengal in 1947, part of the partition of india, divided the british indian province.
Mar 17, 2020 former name of kolkata, the state capital of west bengal, india a resort in suriname. The city is a colonial city developed by the british east india company and then the british empire. Click the button below to add the calcutta 1947 dvd to your wish list. The geological survey of india, and the national council of science museums have their headquarters in calcutta. Calcutta became the capital city of the state of west bengal. The calcutta riots of 1946, also known as the great calcutta killing, were. This is one of the earliest films to be shot in india it was filmed in 1899. It has been described variously as the birth pangs that led to the twin countries being formed. Kolkata simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The period between 1945 to 1947 was that of an intense struggle in the indian subcontinent. From 1912 to indias independence in 1947, it was the capital of all of bengal. Download premium images you cant get anywhere else. Media in category kolkata in the 1900s the following 48 files are in this category, out of 48 total.
Through the journal, sir john kaye aimed to bring together such useful information, and propagate such sound opinions, relating to indian affairs, as will, it is hoped, conduce, in some small measure, directly or indirectly, to the amelioration of the condition of the people. Alan ladd, gavin muir, and gail russell in calcutta 1947. Book cheap flights from dusseldorf to kolkata calcutta. Once the greatest colonial city in the orient, calcutta was later reviled as a cauldron of poverty, dirt, and disease. After independence, calcutta remained the capital of the indian state of west bengal. History of kolkata wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Alan ladd stars in calcutta as devilmaycare pilot neale gordon. Cbi ground troops were charged with the herculean task of carving a road from india to china through humid jungles where disease was as great a hazard as the japanese, and pilots who flew the hump, the treacherous flight route over the himalayas, braved violent monsoon rains, deadly. Many people died during partition and india became a democracy. The only other cities with more than 100,000 people though, were howrah with 379,000, dacca with 2,000, and bhatpara with 117,000. But the partition of india instead sparked mass riots and a wave of migration with the after effects of the border creation in 1947 still felt. Kolkata, formerly known as calcutta in english, is the capital of the indian state of west bengal and is located in eastern india on the east bank of the river hooghly.
Hundreds of people were killed and many ships and warehouses were destroyed in this attack. Get premium, high resolution news photos at getty images. Find highquality kolkata tram stock photos and editorial news pictures from getty images. The circle was completed when the punjab exploded in march 1947. Calcutta came to be divided into communal zones, hindus and muslims avoiding each others areas.
There is lot of discussion on how the city got its name. A brief history of calcutta indian statistical institute. Even with independence in 1947, cinema was not fully fostered by the state. From 1858 to 1912, calcutta was the capital of british india. Neale and pedro fly cargo between chungking and calcutta. Kolkata spelled calcutta before 1 january 2001 is the capital city of the indian state of west bengal. Calcutta was where the chindits launched their burma operations from it was stuffed with soldiers a huge force from all the nations. The film apparently shows the kolkata calcutta ghats as seen from the perspective of a boat travelling along the.
According to the 2011 indian census, it is the seventh most populous city in india. For some, calcutta is the city of joy, while for others it is dirty, crowded, and noisy. It is the second largest city in india after mumbai. Kolkata, british raj ke niche india ke capital 1911 talak rahaa. Kolkata, formerly called calcutta, is the capital city of the indian state of west bengal kolkata district, an administrative district in west bengal, india calcutta, indiana, u. It was a very eventful year as it became independent from the british crown, resulting in the split of india and pakistan. Calcutta 1947 paramount call northside 777 1948 dvd 20th century fox us calling bulldog drummond 1951 mgm calling homicide 1956 allied artists candles at nine 1944 dvdr sinister cinema us canon city 1948 eagle lion cape fear 1962 dvd universal us. With alan ladd, gail russell, william bendix, june duprez. World war ii india japan calcutta india business guide. Japanese bombing of calcutta continued sporadically until 1944 when japan deployed its fighter planes elsewhere. Battling buddies gunning for trouble neale and pedro fly cargo between chungking and calcutta.1451 279 967 163 405 1059 382 1027 42 497 1035 1527 604 55 4 381 26 329 441 939 505 893 9 214 1499 26 144 1514 854 608 986 1277 1430 1490 753 1434 1378 130 604 507 717 1245 227 1193 194 1029 659 298