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Yong Atchew

Yong Atchew also known as Tai Pak Kung is the first Chinese settler in India came around 1780. The village he founded fifteen miles south of Calcutta, became a sugar plantation and sugar mill later. One hundred and ten Chinese came to work for his project. By April 1782, 2000 maunds of sugar was ready for sale along with good quantities of the popular spirit arrack, but his enterprise was plagued with troubles. After that he took a loan from the East India Company against his personal bond and pledge to bring over more craftsmen from China. But his fortunes never looked up and he died broken hearted about the year 1783.

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Indian Chinese in India

Migration Patterns and Occupational Specialisations of Kolkata Chinese
An Insider’s History by Jennifer Liang
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Kolkata Chinese Puzzle in Poll Season

For the Chinese community in Kolkata, elections are as routine as rolling up dumplings every morning. They vote because they have to. Not because they hope something good will come out of it. Ignored by politicians, the dwindling Chinese population is getting desperate to be seen, heard and belong.

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Assembly of God Church School

Assembly of God Church School is a reputed co-coeducational institution in Kolkata. It is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi (ICSE board). It is a Christian school that aims at providing education not only to all Christian children but to children of different communities as well. The senior section of the school comprises a section for National Open School which was founded in 1993. Assembly of God Church School has branches in Tollygunge, Purulia and Haldia.

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Mother Teresa

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Chinatowns springing up in Indian towns

New Delhi: Chinese companies bagging contracts to build steel and power plants in India are constructing small townships to house their workers.

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Chinese and Anglo-Indians Kolkata own’s

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Chinese in Kolkata Vanishing ?

Never mind the two centuries of reclusive existence. Crisis requires the Chinese to open up and engage with the outside world or disappear without trace.

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