Siraj Ud Daulah
Culture  /  Published 28.11.21

Siraj ud-Daulah’s musnud at Victoria Memorial Hall

In the circular throne room of Hazarduari, or the palace of a thousand doors, in Murshidabad sits a solid silver chair on a marble platform whose fretwork shows signs of having once been gilded. That ...
By Paromita Sen

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 


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