Amherst Street (Kolkata)

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Raja Rammohan Roy Sarani
Former name(s)Amherst Street
Maintained byKolkata Municipal Corporation
LocationKolkata, India
Coordinates22°34′45″N 88°22′11″E / 22.5791049°N 88.369807°E / 22.5791049; 88.369807Coordinates: 22°34′45″N 88°22′11″E / 22.5791049°N 88.369807°E / 22.5791049; 88.369807
North endVivekananda Road
South endBepin Behari Ganguly Street
William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst, after whom the street was first named

Amherst Street is a north-south street in central Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. The street was named after William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst. It has been renamed as Raja Rammohan Roy Sarani after Raja Rammohan Roy.[1] On the extreme south lies the Bank of India and on the extreme north lies Raja Rammohan Roy Memorial Museum.

Geography[edit]

Police district[edit]

Amherst Street police station is part of the North and North Suburban division of Kolkata Police. It is located at 57, Raja Rammohan Sarani, Kolkata-700009.[2]

Amherst Street Women police station, located at the same address as above covers all police districts under the jurisdiction of the North and North Suburban division i.e. Amherst Street, Jorabagan, Shyampukur, Cossipore, Chitpur, Sinthi, Burtolla and Tala.[2]

Places of interest[edit]

Colleges[edit]

Landmarks[edit]

The popular and famous landmarks are Amherst Street Post Office or Raja Rammohan Sarani Post Office, Holy Trinity Church, Kolkata, Union Bank of India, Shree Vishudhanad Saraswati Marwari Hospital, popularly known as Marwari Hospital, Lawrence Day School, Bose's Clinical Laboratory, Shardhananda Park and Lady Dufferin Hospital.

Festivals[edit]

Some of the notable festivals that take place in and around the street include Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja, Somendra Nath Mitra's Kali Puja (Amherst Street Sarbojonin) and Jhamapukur Sarbojonin (Subal Chandra Lane) Tamoghna Ghosh's Kali Puja and Fatakesto 's Kali Puja.

In popular culture[edit]

Born Into Brothels, a 2004 documentary film directed by Zana Briski mentions this street in the movie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "In Remembrance of Raja Rammohan Roy" (PDF). Shodhganga - INFLIBNET. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Kolkata Police". North and North Suburban Division. KP. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

External links[edit]

Kolkata/North Kolkata travel guide from Wikivoyage