This is a Story Walk and not a normal guided tour. If you like listening to stories and anecdotes without dry architectural nuances and dates only, then this is your tour!It is a very interesting story of how the British started trading in this part of the world rivalling earlier European entrants. Many a booming cannon later, the British became the leading traders. What followed was a small fort, a big port, a great battle, many changing fortunes and lots of colonial cunning & politics. The East India Company & later the Flag of the Empire gave a lot of importance to Calcutta for its trading, political and administrative clout. She was after all the Capital of British India for a long time & arguably the second most important city in the Empire. Along with Defense & Administration came institutions for Entertainment, Education & Emancipation. The light of European renaissance came as an ambient source & later cascaded into its own indigenous, self generating brightness.