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After the British conquest of Bengal, Calcutta grew from a small village to a big city. Find out about the culture, architecture and the life of Europeans

and Indians of the city during the colonial period.

NCERT Class 8th Social Science Ch 2 From trade to Territory?



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The Europeans were living in the well serviced areas in Calcutta after the British conquest of Bengal. On the other hand, the native people were living in very congested areas. The Europeans enjoyed clubs, large homes, race, golf, domestic facilities including water and electricity supplies. Calcutta developed as the cultural city of dramas, theatres, music and religious festivals. Moreover, the city was developed as the example of architecture along with the best cuisine. 
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