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Definition previously called Calcutta; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • The British Crown exercises a real and despotic dominion over the larger portion of this vast country, and has a governor-general stationed at Calcutta, governors at Madras, Bombay, and in Bengal, and a lieutenant-governor at Agra.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • Here, as at Hong Kong and Calcutta, were mixed crowds of all races, Americans and English, Chinamen and Dutchmen, mostly merchants ready to buy or sell anything.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • But how is it I have not seen you on board since we left Calcutta?
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • They had evidently met somewhere between Bombay and Calcutta; but where?
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • I have failed at Bombay, and I have failed at Calcutta; if I fail at Hong Kong, my reputation is lost: Cost what it may, I must succeed!
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • The confusion of master and man, who had quite forgotten the affair at Bombay, for which they were now detained at Calcutta, may be imagined.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • Fix's disappointment when he learned that Phileas Fogg had not made his appearance in Calcutta may be imagined.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • Calcutta was reached at seven in the morning, and the packet left for Hong Kong at noon; so that Phileas Fogg had five hours before him.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • According to his journal, he was due at Calcutta on the 25th of October, and that was the exact date of his actual arrival.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • Phileas Fogg would thus be able to arrive in time to take the steamer which left Calcutta the next day, October 25th, at noon, for Hong Kong.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • These fanatics were scattered throughout the county, and would, despite the English police, recover their victim at Madras, Bombay, or Calcutta.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • "Yet you sell tickets from Bombay to Calcutta," retorted Sir Francis, who was growing warm.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • A steamer leaves Calcutta for Hong Kong at noon, on the 25th.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • This is the 22nd, and we shall reach Calcutta in time.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • He had resolved to follow the supposed robber to Calcutta, and farther, if necessary.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • The passengers of the Mongolia went ashore at half-past four p.m.; at exactly eight the train would start for Calcutta.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • From Calcutta to Hong Kong, by steamer ....
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • From Bombay to Calcutta, by rail ....
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • Fix rubbed his hands softly with satisfaction; if Phileas Fogg could be detained in Calcutta a week, it would be more than time for the warrant to arrive.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence
  • The station at Allahabad was reached about ten o'clock, and, the interrupted line of railway being resumed, would enable them to reach Calcutta in less than twenty-four hours.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
Calcutta = Old name (prior to 2001) for Kolkata; most influential city in East India; known for severe poverty, political activism, and cultural influence

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