Day 20 – Kolkata

Today I visited the Indian Museum, the largest and oldest multipurpose museum in India and SE Asia. Founded in 1814, it is housed in an enormous building which has seen better days. Despite the building’s aging facilities and lack of signage, the museum is full of interesting and surprising content, particularly the remains of an …

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Day 3 – Kolkata

Today we visited a place called the Weavers Studio in the Kasbah  Industrial Sector of Kolkata. All the textiles made here are done by hand.  These women are stitching cloth which will eventually be dyed, the stitches pulled to create a resist.

Day2 – Kolkata

Today I took a walking tour of old Calcutta, the Kumartuli and Chitpore Road Walk, which covers part of the “black city” where the natives lived, as opposed to the “white city” where the Brits lived in past history. Kolcutta  was the capital of India prior to independence. Several women from the group joined me. …

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