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38. New Market/S.S. Hogg Market, Lindsay Street, Kolkata, West Bengal - India @ Humayunn Niaz Ahmed Peerzaada

New Market is a market in Kolkata situated on Lindsay Street. Technically, it referred to an enclosed market but today in local parlance the entire Lindsay Street shopping area is often known as New Market. New Market was thrown open with fanfare to the English populace on January 1, 1874. New Market was formally christened Sir Stuart Hogg Market on December 2, 1903. Sir Stuart then Calcutta Corporation’s chairman, had tenaciously supported the plans for building New Market. To this day, a painting of Sir Stuart Hogg adorns Calcutta Corporation’s portrait gallery.This name was later shortened to Hogg Market. Bengali society, in the British Raj era, called it Hogg Saheber Bajaar, a name which is sometimes still used alongside the name New Market. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Market,_Kolkata

Copyright: Humayunnn Niaz Ahmed Peerzaada
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9760x4880
Taken: 05/10/2007
Uploaded: 21/03/2013
Updated: 03/02/2014


Tags: new market; lindsay street; kolkata; west bengal; india; sir stuart hogg market; sir stuart hogg; hogg market; hogg; s.s. hogg market; the kolkata municipal corporation
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