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Monday, July 13, 2015
Calcutta's architecture: New public petition and update on campaign
PL READ AND SIGN.
PL CIRCULATE IT TO YOUR FRIENDS TOO.
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Amit Chaudhuri<firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 9:02 PM Subject: Calcutta's architecture: New public petition and update on campaign To: Joshy Joseph <email@example.com>
Joshy, see below. Please read, spread the word, and sign.
Apologies for the mass email, but this is to inform you of developments about a campaign launched in May to do with the destruction of Calcutta's architectural inheritance. Two letters, signed by fifteen signatories including myself, along with a letter of support from Amartya Sen, were sent to the Chief Minister of West Bengal.
It's about the campaign, and contains, I hope, a thorough statement of a position that we, the signatories, all concur on. Importantly, it has, at the end, a link to a just-activated public community page on avaaz.org, done at the Guardian's suggestion, and also created because a lot of people have asked me how they could join the campaign.
Please do give this some serious thought, sign if you think the matter has merit, and, importantly, circulate as widely as possible. It's important that this public petition, now that it's been created, succeed. Once this architecture and these buildings go, they go, and there are only so many ways and moments through which we can try to change what's happening.