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Temples & Legends Of Bihar
Index Of Bihar Kulapati's Preface
Preface Author
Phulher Ma Paudi
Benusagar Mandar Hill
Sultanganj Konch
Mundesvari Parasnath
Vaisali Nalanda
Patan Devi Aranya Devi
Shahabad Sonepur
Uchaitha Kurkihar
Masarh Maheshi
Jagarnathpur Harmandir
Deoghar Singheshwarsthan
Mahabodhi  
Major Sections
Temples  & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

PATAN DEVI

Later, fromTavernier's account, we find that in 1665 A.D. Patna was one o f the greatest centers of trade in Northern India. Two Englishmen were sent from Agra to Patna in 1620 A.D. to purchase cloth and to establish a business house. In 1632 A.D. a similar move was made from Surat. Patna was selected as the best place for procuring saltpeter when the English established them on the Bengal coast. The Portuguese, the Dutch and the French also competed for increasing their trade with Patna as the centre. Some of the relies of the East India Company are still preserved in Patna.

Then came the 'Maharatta inroads and the attempt of Ali Vardi Khan, the undisputed master of Bihar and Bengal, to fortify Patna against the inroads of the Maharattas. The next event of importance is Siraj-ud-daula's rebellion in 1750 A.D., the interference by the English and a number of skirmishes and open battles. Shah Alam, on being defeated at Manpur near Gaya in 1767, was escorted to Patna and entertained there.

Shah Alam was proclaimed the Emperor of India and Mir Kashim Ali was made the Nawab of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. Patna next saw the differences between the English and Mir Kashim and Mir Kashim's ruthless massacre of the English prisoners by the bands of a Swiss, Walter Reinhardt, nicknamed Somru. The graves are still to be seen in Patina. After this a British force under Major Adams laid siege to Patna and on the 6th November 1763 Patna was stormed and taken. With the decisive battle of Buxar on 23rd October, 1764, the British became the undisputed masters of the lower provinces of Bengal.

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