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The Alliance Française would like to pay tribute to the journalists of Charlie Hebdo who died at the hands of terrorists yesterday in Paris. One of them, Tignous was part of the Kolkata Book Fair in 2005. He described to a newspaper his first contact with the city of Kolkata, the famous ‘tut tut’, the honking of horns and rickshaws …

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A Treasure in the Library One of the many resources in the library of Alliance française is this antique book titled XVIIIème Siècle: Institutions Usages et Costumes. Published in 1875 by the “Librairie de Firmin Diderot frères; fils and Cie”, it is one of the most valuable works in the patrimonial collection of our library. The book offers detailed insight into …

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