TEAM

We are not your average tour guides. Many of our team members are experienced scholars and researchers in the fields of history, archaeology, architecture and conservation. Those who do not have an academic degree are very interested amateurs willing to research and disseminate knowledge about Calcutta. All team members go through a meticulous training program in ethics, research and ethnographic methods before they could start researching and leading walks. All our walks are products of sustained, in-depth research, and therefore are highly accurate.

Tathagata Neogi is an archaeologist trained in the United Kingdom. Apart from his professional training in archaeology, he is extremely passionate about Kolkata’s history and its rich cultural heritage. After completing a First Class BA (Hons.) in History from Jadavpur University, Tathagata did MA in Archaeology from University of Exeter, UK. He has recently completed his PhD in archaeology at the University of Exeter. Tathagata has also led a heritage documentation project in West Bengal, and was the member of International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) from 2012-2016.

Co-founder & Chief Innovation Leader | PhD Archaeology | University of Exeter

Tathagata Neogi

Chelsea McGill has an MA from the University of Chicago with specializations in Linguistic Anthropology and South Asian Studies. Her master's thesis concerned the discourse about tribal groups/adivasis in Bangladesh in the media. She is fluent in Bengali, and founded Heritage Walk Calcutta with her husband Dr. Tathagata Neogi. Chelsea also has a longstanding interest in translation and writes reviews of diverse and translated literature at http://thegloballycurious.blogspot.com/. For the last few years, she has slowly been collating a list of diverse publishers worldwide at her second blog, https://howtofinddiversebooks.blogspot.com/.

Co-founder & Chief Innovation Leader | MA Social Sciences | University of Chicago

Chelsea McGill

Sachika is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Modern History from Calcutta University. Her academic interests range from processes affecting state formation in Ancient India to tracing the socio-political development of the African diaspora in South Asia. She is passionate about preservation and is the co-creator of a blog dedicated to showcasing the beauty of old buildings throughout Kolkata.

Associate Innovation Leader | MA History (Final Year) | Calcutta University

Sachika Ghosh

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After her stint as an intern during her B.Arch studies, Anmol resolved to steer clear of commercial architecture and chose to couple her interest in history with her passion for built heritage to pursue an MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation from Cardiff University, UK. As a fresh graduate, she plans to initially involve herself in projects aiming to create heritage awareness as she believes that that is something India still lacks. She hopes to build her way up towards starting a Conservation based firm of her own and also looks forward to teaching the subject at architecture schools across India.​

Consulting Architect | MSc Sustainable Building Conservation | Cardiff University

Anmol Grover

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Sraman Sircar studied History at Hindu College of Delhi University and subsequently pursued a masters in Sociology at Ambedkar University Delhi. Later, in his role as an Oral History Apprentice at the 1947 Partition Archive, he interviewed Partition refugees and survivors in Delhi and Kolkata. While completing his second masters in Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Central European University, he also worked for the Blinken Open Society Archives in Budapest as a film archivist. He is currently interested in issues and practices of urban heritage conservation in India

Cultural Heritage Consultant | MA Sociology & Social Anthropology | Central European University

Sraman Sircar

Tirtha Graduated in History from the University of Delhi before setting off for the UK in his late teens. Whilst in England he watched cricket, drank real ale and trained as an accountant. He also fell in love with London and bits of Europe. After a couple of decades Tirtha returned to spend time in Calcutta, the city of his birth. He enjoys telling people about Calcutta and its tapestry of cultures.

Advisor

Tirtha Chakravarti

At work Nayan creates training materials for his clients; at home he either reads orwatchesh movies. And when he is not at home or working, he loves to explore new places, food and meet new people. Nayan's writes a regular travel blog on http://thetaleslived.net/

Social Media Advisor

Nayan Basu

Former Intern/Employees

All our former interns and employees have made valuable contributions to Heritage Walk Calcutta before continuing on to other opportunities.

Isti Bhattacharya
Current: Rusa 2.0 Project at Jadavpur University
Pritha Mukherjee
Current: Starting PhD in Art History at Rutgers University
Sarbajit Mitra
Current: PhD Candidate at SOAS
Suvodeep Saha
Current: Teach for India
Somwrita Nag
Current: MA (Final Year) Jadavpur University
Srinanda Ganguly
Current: PhD Student at University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Madhumita Chatterjee
Current: PhD Student at Ashoka University
Yeshey Rabzyor Yolmo
Current: BA (Final Year) Christ University
Dipanwita Paul
Current: BA English (2nd Year) at Jadavpur University
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