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This assortment brings jointly the tales of the Armenians, chinese language, Sikhs, ‘South Indians’, Bohra Muslims and different groups who've come and created this wondrous mosaic, town of Calcutta.
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Lahiri Choudhury, Dhriti Kanta, ‘Trends in Calcutta Architecture’, in Chaudhuri, Sukanta, op. , pp. 156–7. Nair, P Thankappan, ‘Civic and Public Services in Old Calcutta’, in Chaudhuri, Sukanta, op. , p. 227. Hardgrave, Robert L, Jr, op. cit. Cotton, H E A, op. , p. 106. Lahiri Choudhury, Dhriti Kanta, ‘Trends in Calcutta Architecture’, in Chaudhuri, Sukanta, op. , pp. 159–60. Suit No: 162 of 1988, Samuel Sadka and Others versus Aaron Harazi and Others, in the Calcutta High Court, Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction, by the Honourable Justice Ajoy Nath Ray, 22 December 1992, High Court.
In their areas of major concentration, often in contiguous wards, they constitute a significant numerical group. , Baman Bustee, Bhawanipore, Ekbalpore, Tollygunj, Satpukur 1, 3, 5, 13, 16, 21, 22, 27, 29, 34, 35,37, 39, 42, 45, 47, 48, 49, 65, 69, 71, 75, 76, 78 45, 55, 74 Mapping the Spaces of Minorities % of Muslims in the total population 1911 1921 Low (less than 5%) Kumartoli, Jorabagan, Paddapukur Kumartuli, Jorabagan, Paddapukur 41 Wards / Areas in 1931 Kumartuli, Jorabagan, Paddapukur 1941 Shampooker Kumartuli, Jorabagan 1961 2, 4, 610, 11, 12, 14, 15, 1720, 2426, 28, 30, 36, 43, 44, 46, 6164, 6668, 70, 72, 77, 79, 80 The spatial organization of the Muslims differed somewhat from the majority of other communities that settled in the city for various reasons.
In terms of the share of Christian population to the total population in each ward, a different set of wards, compared to those in Table 11 seems to come to the forefront. The relative size of the population is no doubt a case in point, but what is significant is the preponderance of Christians, where it forms the majority religion, in wards that do not figure in the earlier table, due possibly to their lesser shares in the total population of Christians in the city. It would be interesting to note that Park Street accounted for around 5 per cent and Bamun Bustee 2 per cent of the city’s Christian population, whereas the share of Christians was around 47 and 39 per cent of the population of the respective wards.