The Cacophony of College Street – Kolkata

College Streetstretches from Ganesh Chandra Avenue Crossing in Bowbazar area to Mahatma Gandhi Road crossing, is an eminent center of Kolkata‘s book lovers. The name derives from the presence of many renowned colleges like Hindu College, Calcutta Medical College, Presidency University, Calcutta University, Sanskrit College. The largest second-hand book selling market in the world also houses many centres of intellectual activity like Indian Coffee House.

Of course, this is not the first time at College Street, but certainly the first time with my camera and Fuji XF35 lens. The streets were overly crowded with students, scholars, academicians, book trotters.

With growing digital readership, surprised to see College Street in its vintage flavor. Hundreds of people strolling, bargaining, buying books lots of, lots of books.

The Mecca of the city’s book lovers in its own charisma even in the era of online book stores. The smell of books and the cacophony of the busy street has created this strange tune. I can still hear it. What about you ?


Wait Please!






Snack time


Not so funny


Check it out


The Book Wheel

Concentrating more on the candid shots, the results came satisfying. What do you think ? Drop me a note or just say Hi to me :).

Discover more photos on College Street.



About avirup

A software engineer by profession & a photographer by passion. Indian by birth, proud Bengali & hail from the City of Joy, Kolkata. Exploring various places, people & their cultures, lifestyles through viewfinder fascinate me a lot. I would like to define these photographs as my life journals, pieces of my life journey, my imaginations through lens.

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