The Colonial rule in India was started by the European countries like France, Portugal, Denmark, and Dutch in 15th century, later British came to India and emerged as the dominant power in 18th century suppressing dominance of other European countries. This colonial rule continued till mid 20th century when India finally got independence in 1947. Though colonial rule ended but lots of buildings and other heritage was left behind by these countries which represent the colonial heritage in India. Talking about colonial heritage of West Bengal most prominent areas representing colonial heritage refers to Chandannagar, Chinsurah, Bandal and Serampore.
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