College Street (Boi Para)

College Street , Kolkata, India Phone: Not Available


The name itself has an old-world charm. Known as the famous boi-para, it is a large open air series of stall-like shops selling all kind of books on either side of the footpath bordering College Street, near the oldest part of the colonial city. The entire stretch houses some of the world's oldest educational institutes like Calcutta University, Presidency College etc.  College Street epitomizes the quintessential culture-scape of a stereotypical Bengali gentleman, raised on a constant diet of books and Adda. Most of the Bengali book publishers have their offices in College Street. 

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