Reading Room

The growing Calcutta Reading Room represents India’s eastern port city. The Hooghly River, which bifurcates the city and predominates in aerial photographs, continues to maintain a strong visual presence in print format, asserting Calcutta’s long association and continued dependence on the River.

* All Urbs Indis material is accessible by appointment at the Urban Design Research Institute Library in Kala Ghoda, Mumbai. 

*Digitization inquiries will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Please write to [email protected]

Basic Development Plan – Calcutta Metropolitan District 1966 – 1986

Calcutta Metropolitan Planning Organisation

15 December 1966 (First Edition)

Howrah Area Development Plan,  1966 – 1986

Calcutta Metropolitan Planning Organisation

24 April 1967 (First Edition)

The Port of Calcutta: A Short History

Nilmani Mukherjee

1968 (First Edition)

Urbs Indis is an urban aerial photography studio and archival library founded by Mumbai based architect and artist Robert D Stephens (RMA Architects). Since 2007 he has been documenting urban India from 10,000 feet above sea level, in black and white as well as colour photography.

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Website design by Tina Nandi Stephens