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McCluskieganj, once a hamlet of the Anglo-Indians is a quaint and small town nestled amidst mountains and forest in the state of Jharkhand. It’s a hilly town surrounded by tribal villages located around 65 kms from Ranchi. 

Once a bustling town of around 400 Anglo-Indian families is now survived by its old bungalows, legends and tales of the bygones and a handful of residents.

It is one of the only places in India where one can find a mosque, a temple, and a gurdwara stand side-by-side.

This place is also the site of Konkona Sen Sharma’s A Death in the Gunj (2016), was the inspiration for the novel Maikluskiganj by journalist-writer Vikas Kumar Jha.

It’s a must visit place for those who seek tranquility in traveling.



McCluskieganj was the brainchild of Ernest Timothy McCluskie(1872-1935), a Calcutta-based real estate and insurance agent. McCluskie bought 10,000 acres of land from the Raja of Ratu in 1933 on the precondition that the tribal population of the nine villages would not be evicted by the new settlers.

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