Shyampukur is a neighbourhood of north Kolkata, earlier known as Calcutta, in Kolkata district in the Indian state of West Bengal. As a neighbourhood, it covers a small area but its importance is primarily because of the police station.
1 Etymology 2 History 3 Geography
3.1 Police district
4 Early landmarks
4.1 Ramakrishna connection
5 References 6 External links
Etymology Shyampukur, like its neighbour Shyambazar, is likely to have been named in honour of Shyam Rai (or Gobinda), the attendant of the goddess Kali, the household deity of the Basaks, who with the Setts were amongst the first to have settled in Sutanuti, after having cleared the jungles. History Shyampukur is in the heart of what was Sutanuti. It was one of police stations mentioned in the earliest list of police stations of Kolkata prepared in 1785. After the Battle of Plassey, in 1757, the British settled down to more organised administration in Kolkata. One of the developments was the police station, which also provided civic facilities. The Police Commissioner doubled as Municipal Chairman till 1888. Shyampukur was one of the twenty-five police section houses in 1888. Shyampukur was overtaken in importance by Shyambazar and Baghbazar, the area being the citadel of Bengali aristocracy. Geography Police district Shyampukur police station is part of the North and North Suburban division of Kolkata Police. Located at 47, Shyampukur Street, Kolkata-700004, it has the jurisdiction over the police district which is bordered in the north by the southern bank of the Circular Canal to the south-east corner of Barrackpore Bridge, in the east by Bidhan Sarani (old Cornwallis Street), thence by Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road to opposite its junction with Grey Street, in the south by Grey Street and Sova Bazar Street, and in the west by the Port Trust Railway fencing from Sova Bazar Street to Circular Canal. Amherst Street Women police station 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. Shyampukur police district of Kolkata Police is spread over Shyambazar, Bagbazar and Kumortuli and a part of Shobhabazar. Bagbazar ghat, Promoda Sundari ghat, Kashi Mitra ghat, Kumortuli ghat and Shovabazar ghat on the Hooghly River are within the jurisdiction of Shyampukur police district. Early landmarks In 1891, Mohun Bagan shifted its ground from Phariapukur to Shyampukur as a result of the benevolence of the Maharaja of Shyampukur, Durga Charan Laha. Later, the club's ground was moved to Shyam Square. When Jamshedji Framji Madan entered the ‘bioscope’ scene in 1902, he began to screen films in tents set up on the Maidan and in Shyampukur. The barowari Durga Puja organised at Shyampukur in 1911 was the second in Kolkata. Ramakrishna connection In 1885, Ramakrishna Paramhansa stayed at 55 Shyampukur Street, known as Shyampukur Bati, for several days after leaving Dakshineswar for treatment of throat cancer. He stayed there before moving to Cossipore Udyanbati. The house has now been converted into a museum displaying articles used by him during his stay there and some paintings. Among other objects on display are parts of the camera with which the first picture of Ramakrishna was taken. References
^ Cotton, H.E.A., Calcutta Old and New, 1909/1980, p. 291, General Printers and Publishers Pvt. Ltd. ^ Nair, P. Thankappan in The Growth and Development of Old Calcutta, in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol. I, edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, pp. 15-16, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-563696-3. ^ a b "Kolkata Police". North and North Suburban Division. KP. Retrieved 5 March 2018. ^ "Shyampukur Police Station". Kolkata Police. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-10. ^ "www.the-aiff.com". Mohun Bagan Athletic Club. All India Football Federation. Archived from the original on November 17, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-10. ^ Banerji, Samik, The Early Years of Calcutta Cinema, in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol II, p. 294, edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, 1990/2005, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-563697-X. ^ Kolkatar karcha – Sekaler Durga Puja, Ananda Bazaar Patrika, (in Bengali), 15 October 2007 ^ Dutta, Swapan. "Ramakrishna relics - Museum at Sage Residence". The Telegraph, 23 October 2006. Retrieved 2007-10-10. ^ Mitra, Sramana. "As India Builds". Essay.
External links Kolkata/North Kolkata travel guide from Wikivoyage
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Coordinates: 22°35′56″N 88°22′08″E / 22.599°N 88.369°E / 22