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KOLKATA

Dr John Stevens leads us on a tour of Kolkata, the vibrant capital of West Bengal. He explores the history, architecture, visual arts and poetry of the city, including Kalighat paintings and the work of polymath and Nobel prizewinner Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941).

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An affectionate documentary about life in the great West Bengali city of Calcutta - now Kolkata, and once 'the Paris of Asia - as told by a dozen of the people who love to live there.

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30 July 2021