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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
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Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

THE KALIGHAT TEMPLE

The historian Stewart had observed "It was during this period that the great contest between the two English Companies took place in Bengal. The Prince Azim Oshan did not understand the subject but took bribes from both the parties. From the old Company he got Rs. 16,000/- and from the new Rs. 14,000/-".

It is also understood that the previous Fouzdar of Hooghly, Jainuddin Khan gave substantial help to the English Company for purchasing the three villages. He was instrumental to pay Rs. 16,000/- as Nazrana or bribe for the purchase of the villages. An Armenian, Khoja Sarhad, was also very helpful to the British. It is the purchase of these three villages that ultimately led to the foundation of the British Empire in India. ***

The deed of purchase is preserved in the British Museum as Number 24039, No. 39 and had been referred to by Mr. A. K. Roy, the Census Officer for Calcutta. The historian Wilson obtained a copy of the deed with great difficulty. A copy of the deed has been reproduced in two books only as far as is known. One of the books is 'History of the Old Fort William' and the other is Kalikata Sekaler O' Ekaler'. ****


*** History of Calcutta by A.K.Roy, Chapter IV

**** Kalikata Sekaler O' Ekaler in Bengali by Harisadhan Mukho-padhyaya, 1915, pages 353-354

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