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Notes on the Geography of Northern India: Calcutta Again (2018): Photo 78

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We've slipped 500 meters south to the eastern side of the huge open space called the maidan, here with its landmark Ochterlony Monument of 1828, since 1969 the Shahid Minar. Barry about 1950 says "a trip to the top is well worth the trouble entailed." By "trouble," he may mean the narrow stairs, but no matter: the tower's been closed since a 1997 suicide. Ochterlony, by the way, attended the Boston Latin School in the glorious days before the Boston Tea Party.

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