Tuesday, August 3

On World Refugee Day, Kolkata Port recalls history of human migration

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“In the dead of a winter night, I was standing on Garden Reach jetty, little aware that the jetty was 114 years old. It took me at least 21 years to understand the heritage and history of the Kolkata port” recalled Gautam Chakraborty, heritage advisor to Kolkata Port.

On World Refugee Day, Chakraborty recalled that Kolkata Port has been a significant point of mass migration, not only refugees, which led to the growth of Diasporas both in India and abroad.

The website ‘world port source’ states that the “Partition of India in 1947 was a setback for the Port of Kolkata when it lost significant trade from much of its former hinterlands.

Source: The Statesman

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