Sunday, August 17, 2008

Morning Chinese Market

The morning market at Cheenapara, or the old China town in Central Calcutta, is the nerve centre of social life for the communities living in the neighbourhood. It becomes alive with activities from early in the morning. People flock to the place to collect their daily supply of vegetables, fish and meat. Although it has lost its past glory still a number of food stalls run by the Chinese people can be found here selling Chinese snacks, sweets and other food items.

In the slideshow below I present a glimpse of the daily life in the market premise. I tried to focus on the symbiotic co-existence of the different communities for whom the old China town at Central Kolkata is the home.

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