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Calcutta falls to the British in 1757 on this date

2nd January, 1757: The British take Calcutta back from Nawab Siraj-ud-daulah who had been holding the city since June 1956.

The young Nawab had succeeded his grandfather Alivardi, a British sympathiser. 256 more words


The company that owned a nation (Part-2) – The land where the word ‘loot’ came from


“Business is by nature collusive and conspiratorial, readily congealing into monopolies and cabals, fixing the highest gain that can be squeezed out of the consumer.” 2,327 more words


The company that owned a nation (Part-1) – The real beginnings of globalization


“I think God is going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding” – Steven Wright, Academy Award winning American comedian, actor and writer. 922 more words

Fort William, Calcutta, 1754

ফোর্ট উইলিয়ম, কলকাতা, ১৭৫৪
This is the original, or the first of the two Fort Williams built in 1696 by the British East India Company. It was constructed under the supervision of John Goldsborough. 115 more words


Siraj ud-Daulah

Siraj was born to Zain ud-Din Ahmed Khan (Mirza Muhammad Hashim) and Amina begum in 1733, and soon after his birth, Siraj’s maternal grandfather, Alivardi Khan… 1,734 more words

East India Company

Saint Andrews Church, Dalhousie Square, Calcutta, 1840-1850s

সেন্ট অ্যান্ড্রুজ গির্জা ও রাইটার্স বিলডিং,  [আনুমানিক ১৮৫০]
St Andrew’s Church is a colonial church located to the north-east of the Dalhousie Square. This Scottish Kirk was built in Grecian style by Martin Burn in 1818. 74 more words

Indian Hindu Rally against Jihad at Consulate: "Save India from Islam"

Pamela Geller:

To the deafening chants of “Save India from Islam,” the Indian Hindu people gathered today on 5th Avenue by the Indian consulate in New York City to protest the relentless jihad against the free and brave nation. 325 more words