Commission for Sarmaya India, for their virtual tour of Calcutta. Montaged images of timeless city of Calcutta from the British Raj were developed to compile a Kolkata cookbook. The layout design aimed at being concise and eclectic.

*All images are the property of Sarmaya India

The photographs are juxtaposed with Indian patterns (mostly textiles) which have been modernized for the British market; a small whimsical element, each of which come from a Company school painting (and some from Gorlizki’s modern miniatures); and the iconic Sarmaya red which is also symbolic of the East India Company itself. 
Artwork for each individual image: 
Dhurrumtollah Tank, Calcutta, late 19th century, unidentified photographer
Dhurrumtollah Tank, Calcutta, late 19th century, unidentified photographer
Street scene, Calcutta, late 19th century - early 20th century, unidentified photographer
Street scene, Calcutta, late 19th century - early 20th century, unidentified photographer
Old Court House Street, looking South, Calcutta, late 19th century, Samuel Bourne
Old Court House Street, looking South, Calcutta, late 19th century, Samuel Bourne
The General Post Office under construction, Calcutta, late 19th century, unidentified photographer
The General Post Office under construction, Calcutta, late 19th century, unidentified photographer
Writers' Building, Calcutta, late 19th century - early 20th century, unidentified photographer
Writers' Building, Calcutta, late 19th century - early 20th century, unidentified photographer
View of the General Post Office, Calcutta, early 20th century, unidentified photographer
View of the General Post Office, Calcutta, early 20th century, unidentified photographer
Eden Garden, Calcutta, late 19th century - early 20th century, unidentified photographer
Eden Garden, Calcutta, late 19th century - early 20th century, unidentified photographer
Esplanade and Government house, Calcutta, late 19th century, Samuel Bourne
Esplanade and Government house, Calcutta, late 19th century, Samuel Bourne

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