Thursday, August 20, 2015

'Chandernagore & the French' by K.J.S.Chatrath

French Governor's Palace, Chandannagar.It now houses the museum Photo source: Wikipedia- Aryan Paswan.

Not many of us know that France had five colonies in India – Pondicherry, Karaikal, Yanam, Chandernagore, Yanam and Mahe’. Chandernagore, as the French pronounced Chandan Nagar lies on the banks of river Hoogly, about 25 kilometres from Kolkata. Incidentally it was the place where Indian freedom fighters used to go and take refuge to escape from the British authorities.

Readers may like to see the latest news item about Chandernagore: 'Diplomat seeks revival of French connection of Chandernagore' by Shounak Ghosal,


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