Tag Archives: Babu Culture

The Babu Culture Of Kolkata

A walk through the narrow streets of northern Kolkata, especially through the almost ancient and crumbling neighborhoods of Shovabazar, Bagbazar, or old Chitpur, will still give you an insight on the remnants of the baroque “babu culture” of colonial Kolkata. The “babus” (and not to leave out their bibis) were the neo-urban race of high-class, […]