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Amherst Street is a north–south street in Central
Kolkata Kolkata ( or , ; also known as Calcutta , List of renamed Indian cities and states#West Bengal, the official name until 2001) is the Capital city, capital of the Indian States and union territories of India, state of West Bengal. Located on ...
in the Indian state of
West Bengal West Bengal (, Bengali language, Bengali: ''Paschim Banga'' ) is a States and union territories of India, state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is the List of states and union terri ...
. The street was named after
William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst
William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst
. It has been renamed as Raja Rammohan Roy Sarani after
Raja Rammohan Roy Raja Ram Mohan Roy (22 May 1772 – 27 September 1833) was one of the founders of the Brahmo Sabha, the precursor of the Brahmo Samaj, a social-religious reform Reform ( lat, reformo) means the improvement or amendment of what is wrong, c ...

Raja Rammohan Roy
, one of the most famous social-reformers of India. The road starts from Vivekananda Road crossing (Chaltabagan, Maniktala) and extends up to Bepin Behari Ganguly Street crossing (Lebutala, Bowbazar) via MG Road, Kolkata, MG Road crossing and Surya Sen Street crossing. On the extreme north lies Raja Rammohan Roy Memorial Museum and on the extreme south lies the Bank of India, Bank of India (Bowbazar).


Geography


Police district

Amherst Street police station is part of the Divisions of Kolkata Police, North and North Suburban division of Kolkata Police. It is located at 57, Raja Rammohan Sarani, Kolkata-700009. Amherst Street Women police station, located at the same address as above covers all police districts under the jurisdiction of the North and North Suburban division i.e. Amherst Street, Jorabagan, Shyampukur, Cossipore, Chitpur, Sinthi, Burtolla and Tala.


Places of interest


Colleges

* St. Paul's Cathedral Mission College (estd. 1864) * City College, Kolkata (estd. 1881), Anandamohan College (estd. 1961), Rammohan College (estd. 1961)


School

* St.Paul's School (estd. 1822) https://goo.gl/maps/pTiWAyxsm7N6jvvz7


Landmarks

The popular and famous landmarks are Union Bank of India, Union Bank of India (Maniktala), Raja Rammohan Roy Memorial Museum, Lawrence Day School, Bose's Clinical Laboratory, Shree Vishudhanand Saraswati Marwari Hospital (Popularly known as Marwari Hospital), Holy Trinity Church (Kolkata), Amherst Street Post Office (Now Raja Rammohan Sarani Post Office), Shraddhananda Park, Lady Dufferin Hospital and Bank of India, Union Bank of India (Bowbazar). St.Paul's School ( 33/1, Amherst Street)https://goo.gl/maps/pTiWAyxsm7N6jvvz7


Festivals

Some of the notable festivals that take place in and around the street include Manicktalla Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja, Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja, Somendra Nath Mitra's Kali Puja (Amherst Street Sarbojonin) and Jhamapukur Sarbojonin (Subal Chandra Lane) Tamoghna Ghosh's Kali Puja and Fatakesto's Kali Puja.


In popular culture

''Born Into Brothels'', a 2004 documentary film directed by Zana Briski mentions this street in the movie.


Gallery

File:Raja Rammohan Roy Memorial Museum 20190115 073552 01.jpg, Raja Rammohan Roy Memorial Museum File:Vishudhanand Saraswati Marwari Hospital - 118 Amherst Street - Kolkata 2014-01-01 1808-1810.JPG, Shree Vishudhanand Saraswati Marwari Hospital File:Holy Trinity Church - 33-B Amherst Street - Kolkata 2014-01-01 1815.JPG, Holy Trinity Church (Kolkata)


References


External links

Streets in Kolkata {{India-road-stub