Victoria Memorial – Kolkata’s White Beauty

“Let us, therefore, have a building, stately, spacious, monumental and grand, to which every newcomer in Calcutta will turn, to which all the resident population, European and Native, will flock, where all classes will learn the lessons of history, and see revived before their eyes the marvels of the past.” – Lord Curzon, Viceroy of…

Archeological Survey of India

We  have  learnt many things from the British. Appreciating our own heritage is among them. When European orientalists began to take interest in the  culture  and  literature  of Asia, a realization of our own antiquity dawned on us. The beginnings of an archaeological sensibility The Asiatic Society was founded by Sir William Jones in January…