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Captured from the rooftop of my home.This playground is known as 'Kachari Maidan'.Here is somthing more about this place:

Barasat is a city in the outskirts of Kolkata, West Bengal, India and is the district head quarter of the district North 24 Parganas. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.

Barasat is one of the oldest town of West Bengal. It has a past history during the period of Moghuls. At the period of Moghuls, Ram Sundar Mitra had got the Laminar at Barasat town. After that in 1600 AD Protapaditya, the king of Jcssore (at present in Bangladesh) had lost the battle.After that in 1700 AD Hazarat Ekdilsa, the muslim sent, had come to Barasat and started residing at Kazipara. He had done many social reforming works in this town. After his death a tomb had been constructed at Kazipara where he had been buried. This place is now a pilgrimage place of Muslim community.
At the time of British Empire, Barasat Town had gradually got its importance. British had made Barasat as their week end relaxation place. They had made many garden house at various places within Barasat town. Warren Hestings had made his Villa in the heart of Barasat town. During that period, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, the renowned Author, was the first Indian Deputy Magistrate of this town.The Blue merchant had kept over the control of Barasat and had torture on the poor people for cultivation of Blue. Titumir, the renowned freedom fighter, had declared revolution against Blue merchant at that time at Barasat. The renowned personalities like Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, Pyari Charan Sarkar, Kalikrishna Mitra had done many social reformation works like development of education along with women education and widow marriage at Barasat town.
The town has important historical contributions, including historical landmarks such as the first Nilkuthi (establishments of the initial English settlers who started the cultivation of indigo dye), the Bungalow of Lord Hastings, the Bungalows of Magistrates of 24 Parganas and the site of hanging of Maharaja Nandkumar.

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