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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Authors Note page
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The Years of Discontent
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The Last Days of Peace
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Copyright

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