INDIA: Under the Hoogly

Two hundred and forty-three years ago the tycoons of the Honorable East India Co. built some tea warehouses and a squalid village on the muddy banks of the River Hoogly. Thus was founded the City of Calcutta. It was a wise location. The village grew, became "The City of Palaces." Last week engineers began to sink drills and explore the substrata of the Hoogly to a depth of 100 feet. Soon a subway will burrow under, connecting the quarters of Howrah and Sealdah. Proud Indians know that today only two cities in...

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