Mahjong players enjoy a game at a club in Tiretta Bazaar, one of two Chinatowns in Kolkata, India. Photo: Jennifer Kishan

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
  • Once home to 20,000 – migrants from Guangdong, Shandong and Hubei in China – Tiretta nowadays is a place of run-down buildings, chipped paintwork, and dust
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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Mahjong players enjoy a game at a club in Tiretta Bazaar, one of two Chinatowns in Kolkata, India. Photo: Jennifer Kishan
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