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Calcutta Series-VII (DAILY LIFE IMAGES FROM CALCUTTA-SEVENTH IN A SERIES OF 10 IMAGES).

An elderly gentleman having a siesta on an improvised bench outside his bookstall in Central Calcutta.

Calcutta is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India.As of 2011, the city had 4.5 million residents; the urban agglomeration, which comprises the city and its suburbs, was home to approximately 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. As of 2008, its economic output as measured by gross domestic product ranked third among South Asian cities, behind Mumbai and Delhi.As a growing metropolitan city in a developing country, Kolkata confronts substantial urban pollution, traffic congestion, poverty, overpopulation, and other logistic and socioeconomic problems.It is the one of the most inexpensive cities of South Asia,where the poor and the rich can survive comfortably.

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