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By Himadri Banerjee, Nilanjana Gupta, Sipra Mukherjee

This assortment brings jointly the tales of the Armenians, chinese language, Sikhs, ‘South Indians’, Bohra Muslims and different groups who've come and created this wondrous mosaic, town of Calcutta.

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Often provide evidence of the existence of communities. Taking note of both, as well as of some of the problems of comparability, the present analysis has been confined to religious and linguistic minorities, primarily between 1901 and 1961. An effort has been made to overcome part of the lacunae in the census data by using studies published on a few minority communities in Calcutta by social scientists from varied disciplines. It should be clarified at the outset that the aim in the present article is to map the spaces of minorities, relying on computations made from ward-level census figures since 1901.

High Medium Low/Medium Low Map 2: Concentration of Armenians in Calcutta, 1911, 1961. The Jews The arrival of the Jews was dated to be much later than the Armenians. In Calcutta ‘the first Jewish settler did not probably arrive from Aleppo (via Surat) before 1798. ’22 Pradip Sinha gives an interesting account of the factors that were responsible for this migration: The Jews of Calcutta were generally of Baghdadi origin and their migration was prompted by a series of revolutions in Baghdad which had weakened the position of Jewish financiers.

21 These descriptions of the sites of concentration of immigrant communities seldom substantiated by statistics, are often borne out by parallel sources. Cartographic sources, as mentioned earlier, provide ample evidence through nomenclatures of localities, roads, religious institutions, markets, etc. For example, Armanitola, a locality inhabited by the Armenians or the Armenian Church shown in Map No. 1, illustrates a section of Central Calcutta. The population of Armenians was reported to be 636 in number as early as 1837.

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