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              "রিসিড়া ডাইনে বাহে বামে সুখচর
              পশ্চিমে হরিষে রাজা বাহে কোন্নগর"।।
The origin of Rishra situated on the right bank of the River Hugli dates back to 
the pre-colonial era. It is situated in the District of Hoogli in West Bengal. 
This town lying on the co-ordinates of 22.710 N latitude, 88.350 E longitude, 
is a few decades old region. 
          The reference of Rishra was first seen to have occurred in 
Bipradas Piplai’s “Manasamangal Kavya”, written in the fifteenth century. 
At the time of giving description of the movement of Chand Saudagar along 
the River Bhagirathi in a barge for business he narrated:

The above text of Manasamangal provides a different spelling of the name of 
the town. There has been further and marked evolution in the said spelling 
down the era as Reshra, Risshra, Isharah, Ichera, Icchra, etc. In Jadavpur 
University a research work was conducted in respect of the names of villages 
in our country. It was noticed that there are several villages in our country 
in a single name. But the name of Rishra has been found to be unique during 
such research exercise. In the book written on traveling description by a French 
traveler Vernia, the name of the Rishra village was noticed which was situated 
eight miles away from Kolkata. During the Sen Dynasty, it is told that there were 
hermitages of the saints (Rishi) on the bank of the river Bhagirathi. It is 
presumed that the name “Rishra” might have been derived from the word Saint or 
Rishi with whom it is believed to have been associated over a pretty long time in 
the past.

During the Mughal period, the village Rishra and its suburbs were thickly 
populated. The hot and humid climate of the area was congenial to the textile 
industry. The land was thus famous for textile and silk weaving. The Hindu 
weavers here used to manufacture fine cotton pieces, while Muslim weavers 
monopolized in silk manufacture. In the fertile land in and around the area, 
paddy, jute and betel-leaf were grown in abundance. The Kaibartas utilized 
the marshy land for fishing.
      During the last phase of the industrialization under the Danish rule, the 
entire civic administration was completely disrupted. After taking over the 
possession of the town of Serampore, the British Company began to look after 
its civic amenities. The earlier “village committee” was transformed into 
Serampore Municipality. Rishra and Konnanagar were included.
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Zahid Hasan Khan

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Chandramani Singh

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Subhash Dey

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Our Municipality remain closed every 2nd and 4th saturday and each Sunday.

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