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Temples & Legends of Bengal
Index Of Bengal Kulapati's Preface
Preface Author
The Kalighat Temple of Calcutta Ram Krishna Mission Temples
The Temples in Burdwan The Temples in Hooghly
The Temples in Twenty four Parganas The Temples in Midnapore
The Temples in Birbhum Ektesvara - Siva Temple
The Temples In Bankura Jain Temples In Purulia
Kapilmuni Temple at Sagar Island A Chinese Temple
The Tibetan Temple At Bhotbagan Kiriteswari   Temple
Bhattamati Temple  
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

THE KALIGHAT TEMPLE

The Company had already started building
the fort in Calcutta but they knew that their Kuthi and fort were being built on the property of the Jagirdar and at the slightest
pretext and with the help of the royal court they could be turned out as they did not have any permanent interest on that land. This  misfortune had happened to them in Hooghly earlier.

That is why they were extremely anxious to purchase the three villages from the Zamindar. But the Zamindar did not want to sell the villages without the permission of the Nawab of Bengal. Walsh arrived at Burdwan in the month of January 1698 A.D. and stayed on for seven months at Burdwan to win his object. Prince Azim Oshan was far too busy in suppressing the revolts here and there and did not pay much attention to this matter.

Walsh was able to obtain the permission and the East India Company purchased the three villages from the Zamindar, Ram Chand Rai, Manohar Rai and others. This was the time whenanother new East India Company had been floated in England and the new East India Company was also trying hard to get some trading rights in Bengal. This led to a good deal of bad blood between the two Companies and the incidence ofcorruption went up very high.

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