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Bengali-speaking community in the Port of London, Bengalis in the East End

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The P&O premises at Garden Reach, Calcutta.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5974
Description: Calcutta became the Indian terminus of the P&O line in 1842 and from then onwards many Bengali Lascars began to arrive in London on the P&O mail and passenger ships.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c. 1862
Credit line: National Maritime Museum
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