Tour Dutt's travels

This map traces the travels of the Bengali poet Toru Dutt, who was born in Calcutta (Kolkata), India in 1856.  She died there in 1877, but in her short life she lived in Calcutta and Bombay (Mumbai) in India, in Marseilles and Nice (France), and in London, Cambridge, and Hastings in England. On her journey to England, she travelled through the Middle East (West Asia from an Indian perspective) to arrive at Marseilles.  She then studied French at a pensionnat in Nice before going on to Britain, where she attended the higher lectures for women in Cambridge (a series of lectures preceding the founding of the women's colleges at Cambridge).  When her sister fell ill the family moved to Hastings for the sea air.  They returned to India shortly thereafter, where Toru completed with her sister Aru a book of translations, A Sheaf Gleaned in French Fields.  This volume was published in Bhowanipore, Calcutta, shortly after Aru's death.  Toru's own volume of poetry was published posthumously by her father first in Calcutta and then in London under the title he created, Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan (1882).

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