India’s Hakka Chinese Legacy

Speaking of the Indian-Chinese community, its size—never very large in India—has shrunk considerably over time. But there is still a Chinatown in Tangra, Kolkata. The Hakka Chinese who had settled there worked mostly in the tanneries that once thrived in the area. Their descendants have scattered, but the Chinese New Year continues to be celebrated […]

Dan Chu

The Tangra district of Calcutta, India, in the 1960s was a place of bare brutality, stuffed with fetid tanneries, trash dumps and unpaved roads. Few people from Tangra make it big, especially the ethnic Hakka Chinese, who settled there about 100 years ago.