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14 Music in Jewish Calcutta

Calcutta School of Music

In the first part of the twentieth century, classical Western music was very popular among members of the Jewish community. Bunny Jacob was the conductor of the Calcutta Symphony Orchestra and his brother, Ronnie Jacob, both played and composed music. Gerald Craig was the music critic of The Statesman. The hall of the Calcutta School of Music, then one of the premier institutions for Western Music in India, was donated by the Jacob family.