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ROXBURGH HOUSE

The dilapidated Roxburgh Building and the herbarium (storehouse of dried plant), that boasted one of the richest collection of plant specimens anywhere, and the library in front of it in a restricted area of the Indian Botanic...

Temple Study

DAVID JOHN McCUTCHION

When  the British ruled the country, some outstanding personalities from the West, who made an immense contribution to further the interest of “natives “ and vernacular languages, were William Jones, who established the Asiatic...

Temple Study

BARAKAR

Bengal has been the home of several great civilizations. However, structural records of these kingdoms, considering the extent of the country, are extremely scanty. This is largely because of the nature of the soil and the...

History & Heritage

BARONAGAR (AZIMGUNJ)

In the mid-17th century, a small trading center called Azimganj, come up to the banks of the Ganga in Murshidabad. The royal family of Natore, now in Bangladesh, build a riverside palace in a village near Azimganj , and called it...

History & Heritage

TELKUPI

The earliest reference to the geologic-geographic region, of which the present district of puruliya forms a small part, is found in one of the earliest of the Jain sacred books, “Acharanga Suttra”. The sutra tradition, according...