The Park Street Cemetery in Kolkata
When the last Independent Nawab Of Bengal, Bihar and Odisha, Nawab Sirajuddaula lost to the British Empire in 1757, the colonisers established a base in Kolkata.
The death rate of the colonisers increased considerably afterwards. The weather was quite different from the UK to begin with and many started dying from diseases like malaria and cholera. Due to these deaths, it became necessary to open a cemetery.
The Park Street Cemetery is situated on Mother Teresa Street. The road used to be called the "Old Burial Road" after it but it was also known as "Badamtala" locally.
In the 19th century "Park Street Cemetery" used to be the biggest Christian cemetery outside of Europe and America. There are about 2,000 memorials here. Today's Star Special is about the "Park Street Cemetery"