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Tangra China Town

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Chinese in India celebrate the Chinese New Year

Traditional drummers beat in the Chinese Year of the Ox… not in China but here in Kolkata in India. After weeks of preparation the adults and children of Kolkata’s Chinatown, called Tangra, were out on the streets celebrating with dragon … Continue reading

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Chinese Restaurant in Kolkata

Food from Tangra is a distinct variety of traditional Hakka Chinese cuisine adapted to Indian ingredients and the Bengali palate. This has spread to the rest of India, along with the recipes earlier unique to Tangra. Tangra is now the … Continue reading

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Kolkata Chinese School

Pei May Chinese School in Kolkata is striving hard to keep alive the tradition of a close-knit Chinese community. Tangra region, popularly called `Chinatown` is home to thousands of local Chinese, famous for their culinary skills and restaurants serving mouthwatering … Continue reading

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Tangra Leather Tannery

Tangra is a region in east Kolkata that traditionally housed a large number of tanneries owned by people of Hakka Chinese origin. "47 South Tangra Road", may be the most confusing postal address, as it used to cover the whole … Continue reading

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Tangra ChinaTown in India

Chinatowns the world over, are commercial hubs. Common in Southeast Asia and North America, ‘Chintatown’ conjures visions of a variety of mouth watering Chinese food. neighbour China in 1960 over a border dispute, also has a Chinatown in Kolkata(Calcutta) Located … Continue reading

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