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History of Chandannagar


Unlike the rest of India which had been a British colony for two hundred years, Chandannagar was ruled by France.So she had an interesting history and identity which had fascinated the historians throughout the world.
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The town
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Chandannagar (Chandernagore) is a small city located 30 kilometers north of Calcutta, in West Bengal ,India. Situated along the banks of River Ganges, the city has been able to keep herself separated from all other cities and abide by her own characteristics.
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Education

It is heard that there was a
small school founded by the missionaries for the Bengali boys on the south of Chandannagar where there is a convent now. Bengali and French were freely taught there. The former Dupleix college was also established by the missionaries.
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Tourist spots
The beautiful church stands over for two centuries to mark the beauty of the architecture during the French period - a good place to visit for the historians and tourists.
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Chandannagar is also famous for it's sweets. Rabindranath Tagore, Rishi Aurobindo are a few amongst the famous persons who were fond of these sweets.
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When it comes to discussing the latest and creative in lighting, the name of Chandannagar can not escape mention. About 5,000 people in Chandannagar alone and about 40,000 in the entire Hooghly district and its neighbourhood are engaged in someway or the other in this industry. Here two great electrical wizards of Chandannagar have been introduced.
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Jagadhatri Puja Festival and Chandannagar
It is heard that Indranarayan Chowdhury introduced the Jagadhatri Puja in Chandannagar in the manner of King Krishnachandra of Krishnanagore.
A brief history of Jagadhatri Puja in Chandannagar
Photos of 2009 Puja
Idols
Procession
Pandals
Streetlights


 

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