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Fresh push to protect treasure trove in Calcutta's Dum Dum

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January 25, 1857
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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Architectural and Building
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Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857

Fresh push to protect treasure trove in Calcutta's Dum Dum

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Dum Dum, a 150-year-old municipality that was once the headquarters of Bengal Artillery and home to the country’s oldest cantonment, needs a fresh initiative to protect much of its built heritage. 


People’s Green Society, a local NGO, is organising a heritage walk and meet on Friday to draw attention to the plight of many of its historic buildings, including Clive House, which was the country home of Bengal’s first governor-general, the Afghan Monument, the Fairie Hall and a host of other edifices.


The effort is to make people aware of the importance and significance of the locality on the city’s fringes.


On World Heritage Day, Shyamal Ghosh of People’s Green Society made a presentation at the Indian Museum highlighting the need to increase awareness about the wealth of heritage in Dum Dum. It was there that the Sepoy Mutiny began.


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