The Black Hole of Calcutta

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Noel Barber sheds light on the infamous Black Hole of Calcutta, when, on the night of June 21, 1756, 123 English prisoners suffocated to death on the orders of Siraj-ud-Daula, Nawab (ruler) of Bengal, precipitating complete English control over the areas in which the East India Company traded.

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User Review  - ljhliesl - LibraryThing

I added titles from the defunct Common Reader catalog to my to-read list ages ago and finally thought to request them from the library. Not usually sympathetic to colonizers, I was not overly ... Read full review

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I was very disappointed in this book. I looked forward to learning more about the event but think I learned nothing from this book. It did have some good imaginary parts though Read full review

Contents

Authors Note page
17
The Years of Discontent
23
The Last Days of Peace
46
Copyright

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