Originally, the Writers’ Building was built to serve as the office of the writers of the British East India Company, before it served as the Secretariat Building of the State Government of West Bengal until the 4th of October 2013. Construction began as early as 1690, and the building got its name owing to the fact that it served as the dwelling place for the junior writers of the East India Company. During 1882, the Writers Building acquired its current Victorian facade when the octagonal Bengal Legislative Council Chamber was added on the western end. This gigantic building is also known as ‘Mahakaran‘, where all the important documents and other records of the West Bengal Government are preserved.
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