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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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


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