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Glimpses of Old Calcutta

India, 1985 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Swapan Sahan

A documentary which lovingly portrays the lost architectural glories of old Calcutta tracing their links with the historical and social evolution of the city. It ends with an appeal for the preservation of the monuments and memories of imperial rule. This is Swapan Sahan s first documentary, the product of two years of research and one year of shooting.

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