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The Historic Anglican Churches of Kolkata Click Here
Seerampore Initiative Click Here
Politiske Click Here

Publication of Books and in journals:

Om Prakash and Manish Chakraborti
Europeans in Bengal in the Pre-Colonial period:
A Brief History of their Commercial and Cultural Legacy

(New Delhi: Embassy of Netherlands, 2008)
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Manish Chakraborti (author); Florian Hanig (author)
Peter Bialobrzeski (editor)
Calcutta: Chitpur Road Neighborhoods
(Hatje Cantz; Bilingual edition, March 1, 2008)
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Manish Chakraborti
The Historic Anglican Churches of Kolkata
(Historic Churches, Cathedral Communications, UK 2012)
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Kamalika Bose, Manish Chakraborti(guide)
Seeking the Lost Layers : An enquiry into the Traditional Dwellings of the Urban Elite in North Calcutta
(SID, Research Cell, Ahmedabad, 2008)
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Publication in Print Media:

Students hop on toy train for Unesco study on heritage halts
Jun 18 2015: The Times of India (Kolkata)
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Dream Streets
Sarah Rooney, South China Morning Post, November 2003
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Conference Presentation on Conservation of Colonial Cities in India
India 27-28 February 2003, NGMA, Mumbai
(organized by Max Mueller Bhavan and Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai)
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Dalhousie Square to become a watch site list
Special Correspondent, The Hindu, July 2005
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Hope floats in Kolkata's heritage zones
Sujoy Dhar Aug 14, 2007,Indo-Asian News Service
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Stuart Isett, photographer 2008 Click Here
Santiniketan is India’s choice for World Heritage Site
Linah Baliga, DNA Mumbai, Apr 16, 2010
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Dalhousie Square: Where the magnificent and the mundane meet
Madhumita Bose, Infochange Urban India, April 2010
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Kolkata’s march to the past
Shamik Bag, Mint, Feb 24, 2011
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Clarion call for scientific restoration Heritage Experts bat for heritage conservation centre
Subhro Niyogi, Times of India, Calcutta, Nov 20, 2011
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Centre for Heritage Tips
Staff Reporter, The Telegraph 22 November 2011
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St James Church, Kolkata
Rangan Dutta, April 2012
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Heritage hope in Danish Plan for Serampore
Soumitro Das, Telegraph, 14 March 2013
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Restoration work for Danish colony south gate begins
Times News Network, August 1, 2013
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Mosques with history get a makeover in Mamata’s city
Nandini Guha, Millenium Post, 4 August 2013
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Tale of Two Cities
Peter Morgan, Deccan Herald, 29 October 2013
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Conserving Build Heritage: Art Matters
Sumantra Ghosal (Director), India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore (Producer) 2006


Manish Chakraborti is fighting for the conservation of the architectural heritage of Calcutta. As a result of his tireless lobbying, the buildings of "Dalhousie Square", in the financial district of the capital of West Bengal, were rated as one of the 100 most threatened architectures worldwide by World Monuments Fund for two consecutive cycle 2004 and 2006

Some information on Calcutta - Notes from a Broad

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