The motto of Heritage Walk Calcutta is to offer affordable and authentic pedestrian explorations in Kolkata's rich history and culture to spread awareness about rich heritage of this beautiful city. Through our Heritage for Schools initiative, we offer interactive workshops and talks on various topics to build an early awareness in children about local history, heritage and archaeology. The prices of our walks are intentionally kept low so that we can reach a large number of people in our bid to spread heritage awareness in the community.
We are not your average tour guides. All of our team members are experienced scholars and researchers in the fields of history, archaeology, architecture and conservation. All our walks are products of sustained, in-depth research, and therefore are highly accurate.
Dr. Tathagata Neogi (Founder)
Tathagata Neogi, the Founder of this initiative, is an archaeologist trained in the United Kingdom. Apart from his professional training in archaeology, he is extremely passionate about Kolkata’s history and its rich cultural heritage. After completing a First Class BA (Hons.) in History from Jadavpur University, Tathagata did MA in Archaeology from University of Exeter, UK. He has recently completed his PhD in archaeology at the University of Exeter. Tathagata has also led a heritage documentation project in West Bengal, and was the member of International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) from 2012-2016.
Sarbajit Mitra (Research & Development)
Sarbajit Mitra completed his M.Phil from the Department of History at Jadavpur University in 2014. Currently, he is working as a Research Fellow on the collaborative AHRC project between University of Exeter and Jadavpur University, Famine and Dearth in India and Britain, 1550-1800: Connected Cultural Histories of Food Security. His intellectual interests lie in the histories of colonial cities, cultures of the body, visual culture and post-colonialism.
Pritha Mukherjee (Research & Development)
Pritha Mukherjee is has completed her M.A. in History from the School of Historical Studies at Nalanda University recently. She has had experience working with archaeological surveys, museum documentations, and heritage walk initiatives in Bihar. She completed her Master’s Dissertation on Saptamatrikas and is passionate about studying the colonial and postcolonial treatment of South Asia’s ancient past.
Nayan Basu (Walk Intern)
Nayan is our Walk Intern. At work he creates training materials for his clients; at home he either reads or watches movies. And when he is not at home or working, he loves to explore new places, food and meet new people. Occasionally he goes on mountain hikes.
Shubhayan Modak (Research Intern)
Shubhayan is an avid traveler and an architecture graduate from IIEST, Shibpur. He is passionate about visiting places and exploring local rituals, cultures, traditions, and people. He believes that buildings evolve over time with its users whose culture gets physically manifested in architecture.
Satyaki Seal (Photography Intern)
Satyaki is a passionate photographer. After finishing high school from Rahara Ramakrishna Mission, Satyaki is currently studying BSc (Hons) in Microbiology from Calcutta University.