Bhistis of Calcutta (Kolkata)
~ A Vanishing Tribe ~
“The finest man I knew
Was our regimental Bhisti, Gunga Din.”
Gunga Din (1892) poem by Rudward Kipling
Once an indispensable part of Calcutta’s (Kolkata’s) water supply of both domestic and public purposes today the bhistis are fast vanishing tribe.
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