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.
By: Ying Yang and Manjit singh photography By: Ying Yang and Manjit singh photography
Zhang Xing is a PhD candidate at Peking University, China, and Martin Luther University, Germany. Her research focuses on Bengali literature and culture as well as the Chinese community in Kolkata.
And as the curtain draws for the final time.. I’m writing the last chapter of “Tangra’s time” Our people strike blows with each other… Forgetting that we are still brothers… A monument that is supposed to be our pride… Becomes a reason for Tangra’s last ride..
Inaugural Ceremony of MAKAM by Dr. Rita Chowdhury.