Kamalika Bose is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad (since 2008). Her research focuses on urban heritage and conservation issues for historic cities in India. She received an MA in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University where she was a Fulbright Scholar (2011-13). Her interest in ethnic history and heritage were further sharpened during internships at the Smithsonian Institution and Historic Districts Council in New York. This talk is based on her recent monograph Cheenapara: Cultural Identity & Urban Heritage of the Chinese in Calcutta.