Posta, once a fortress of the Bengali mercantile aristocracy, is now the extension of Burrabazaar and home to over 10,000 ‘mutiamojdoor’.
It is also home to several fringe groups that make ends meet by the sweat of their brow.
Situated near the Posta Ghat, away from the hustle-bustle of the city, it is a wholesale market of pulses, oil, spices, potato, and other edibles. A habitat to several evicted labourers seeking to sustain themselves, Posta, has the feel of a rural environment. Residents of the place have distinct eating, sleeping, gossiping, and entertainment habits that separate them from their fellow urban citizens.
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