According to a certain British bureaucrat namedL ouis O’ Malley, this house is the remnant of an ancient Hindu civilization. A lot of facts about this house has been uncovered in Robert Orme’s ‘The War in Bengal’. However, the exact year of establishment or the name of the builder has not been found. However, this house was once occupied by Alivardi Khan. It was once occupied by the Dutch and also the British Bishop Hebber.
A shoot taking place inside Clive House in 2015.
The ASI took charge of the maintenance of this heritage house in 2001 and afterwards several clay vessels, pots, coins etc. were unearthed from the mound. The datings of the exhibits vary from the 2nd century BCE to 8th-9th century CE. Which is well before the settling of Islam or any other foreign forces in India. These findings prove how ancient the city of Kolkata really is and that “Calcutta” was not “found” by any Charnock…
The passage from this house extends to a canal which is connected to the famous Motijheel of Dumdum.
Excavation work in the early 2000s.
Excavation work at the Unchu Maath (higher ground)
Image 1 Courtesy: Devi Prasad Sinha, The Telegraph India
Image 2: Google, Wikipedia
Image 3: Snehasis Bhattacharya, The Telegraph India
Image 4: Google
Image 5 &6: The Telegraph India