(Last Updated on : 29/04/2016)
Bow Barrack is a locality in the Central part of Kolkata
. The locality is a small hub of Anglo-Indian population who have lived here for generations. Red and yellow are the prominent colours in Bow Barracks.
Location of Bow Barracks
Bow Barracks is located in central parts of Kolkata just behind the Bowbazar police station, off the Central Avenue.
Lane of Bow Barrack
Bow Barracks is a narrow lane between Hare Street and Bohu Bazaar police station. The place, named Bow Barrack is in central Kolkata, on Central Avenue. The narrow lane is bordered by six blocks of three-storied buildings, which look old but hardy. Their red brick colour appears a bit shabby. The green windows frame gay curtains that catch the light breeze now and then.
Construction of Bow Barrack
Bow Barracks was a mess of garrison built for the army during World War I. But there are no written records to prove these facts. When the soldiers left India, they handed over the apartments to the Anglo Indians who took them on rent. Today, 132 families live in Bow Barracks. Of them, 80 percent of the residents are Anglo Indians. It has acquired a reputation of sorts for its Christmas celebrations.
Film of Bow Barracks
Bow Barracks Forever is a Bengali film directed by Anjan Dutta
released in the year 2004. This movie projects the Anglo-Indians and their difficulties in retaining their identity since the end of British Government in India
The easiest way to get to Bow Barracks irrespective of the distance is to catch an underground train at the Kolkata Metro. Central Avenue and Chandni Chowk are two metro stations that is within a 2 minute walking distance from Bow Barracks.
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