Monday, 16 July 2012


We are surprised to learn from The Telegraph that West Bengal Heritage Commission is going to protect the French and Danish Heritage Buildings in Chandannagore and Srerampore respectively. The project is named "Europe on the Ganges". The French and Danish Govts. will provide funds for it. While there is so much interest about the Colonial Past, the Bengali Media fails to highlight the poor conditions of Bengali Heritage Buildings. Are we living in a Bengali state? The news speaks otherwise. In this state, the Bengali interest is secondary. It can be purchased if necessary. We have taken a decision to highlight the Bengali Hindu Heritage of Chandannagore and Srerampore. The first city was famous for the revolutionary organisation Pravartak Sangha and for the activities of Rashbehari Basu, while the 2nd was a Zamindari of the Seoraphuly Raj Parivar, from whom the Danes purchased the lands. The initiative on this issue is taken by Santanu Chandra, who is the head of Kolkata Chapter of BISAS.

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