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Chinese Indians take comfort in mahjong as Kolkata Chinatown shrinks around them

They chat in fluent Bengali, but the players around a mahjong table in Tiretta Bazaar, one of two Chinatowns in Kolkata, India, are ethnically Chinese – remnants of a vanishing diaspora who gather in clubs for kinship.

9 Jul 2019 - 10:50AM

They chat in fluent Bengali, but the players around a mahjong table in Tiretta Bazaar, one of two Chinatowns in Kolkata, India, are ethnically Chinese – remnants of a vanishing diaspora who gather in clubs for kinship.

Chinese Indians take comfort in mahjong as Kolkata Chinatown shrinks around them