Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Calcutta College Street Coffee House turns 50

[image: College Street Coffee House, Calcutta. Sunil Ganguly Foreground, Peter Orlovsky to his left. Summer 1962. c. Allen Ginsberg Estate]

Unfortunately this is the only photo Ginsberg snapped at the coffee house where he & Peter spent hours talking poetry with among others the Krittbas writers Sunil Ganguly, Shakti Chattopadhyay and Sarat Kumar Mukhopadhyay during the summer of 1962. In commemorating the 50th aniversary, The Calcutta Telegraph give us a little background and history to this Bengali literary landmark & institution.


  1. Many institutions limit access to their online information. Making this information available will be an asset to all.

  2. I appreciate the work of all people who share information with others.

  3. Can I use this picture for a blog post that I am writing on Sunil Gangopadhay who passed away in Calcutta a few days back?

  4. Dear Sanjoy, Yes you're fine to, credit it as it is above. Please share the link once the post is up as well. Cheers, Peter