‘South Park Street cemetery, Kolkata, India – a curtain raiser’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

003 640 40I visited the South Park Street Cemetery in Kolkata last week. The Park Street Cemetery was one of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world, and probably the largest Christian cemetery outside Europe and Americas in the 19th century. Opened in 1767 on what was previously a marshy area, the cemetery was in use until about 1830 and is now a heritage site, protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

My photo article follows soon.

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