Battle Of Plassey
Lifestyle  /  Published 28.09.21

History of north Kolkata’s oldest Durga Puja

The exhibition, held by KCC in collaboration with Rritobak, started with an invocation of the goddess through Chandi path by Ranendra Krishna Deb of the Sovabazar family on Saturday. Rajya Sabha MP Ja...
By Sudeshna Banerjee

Culture  /  Published 22.08.21

Bloodline Bengalie

After Siraj’s defeat in the Battle of Plassey on June 23, 1757, Mohanlal, rode away with the boy to Mymensingh, now in Bangladesh. Later, he convinced a zamindar to adopt the boy and escaped to ...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

Heritage  /  Published 17.01.21

Mir of the Metaphor

By Moumita Chaudhuri

Books  /  Published 18.12.20

Plassey: History written in blood

The plot thickens in the second part, with old family feuds festering in Murshidabad and new ones opening up, obscenely wealthy Indian bankers getting fidgety enough at the transition to start making ...
By Jayanta Sengupta 

Books  /  Published 15.12.18

How Robert Clive raided India for the Company

In June 1744, the 19-year-old Clive arrived not in Calcutta but in the Company’s oldest settlement, Fort St. George in modern-day Chennai. Here he spent the next two years fidgeting as, seated at a ...
By Alex Rutherford

Opinion  /  Published 31.03.19

Just laugh it off

Sir — The bard has famously said, “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” This is an important lesson to keep in mind. What better time to remind people th...
By The Telegraph

Books  /  Published 26.07.19

Robert Clive's adventures in India

The rendering of Clive, much in tune with the historical character, is plausibly capricious and vain, displaying sharp acumen as a shrewd military strategist. The Indian counterparts, too, have been e...
By Argha Banerjee

Books  /  Published 11.01.20

The battle of Plassey: Paving the way for the Empire

A battle begins differently for different people. “It was on a Thursday, the fifth of Shevval, in the year 1170,” the Siyar [the book Siyar-ul-Mutaqherin] heralds the battle with a flourish, “an...
By Sudeep Chakravarti


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