National Geographic : 1963 May
KODACHROME(ABOVE) BY JOHN SCOFIELU, NATIONAL LUOGHAYHIC I51AI Tibet, Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan Gilt box hanging from the neck of a young Tibetan refugee holds written Lamaist prayers. Her family fled from Tibet after China invaded the country in 1950. Old Court House Street. A ruby-studded dag ger in the window of Hamilton's venerable jewelry and silver shop caught my eye. The price tag was 7,650 rupees-more than $1,600. That night, strolling the same block again, I stepped over seven of the city's thousands of homeless people, shrouded like mummies, lying asleep on the pavement. Calcutta is like that. The city desperately needs housing. Of Greater Calcutta's 61/2 million people, at least 641 CHROME BY GEORGEHOLTON,PHOTO RESEARCHERS ) N.G.S .