The Black Hole of Calcutta
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The Black Hole of Calcutta by Noel Barber

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Published by Dorset Pr .
Written in English


  • General,
  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: c 1500 to c 1900,
  • India,
  • Social history,
  • Fiction - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages254
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8133440M
ISBN 100880294213
ISBN 109780880294218

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  Jan Dalley shows how The Black Hole of Calcutta was the result of stupidity rather than cruelty, in her skilful account of Siraj-ud-daulah's attack, says Geoffrey : Geoffrey Moorhouse. Get this from a library! The Black Hole of Calcutta: a reconstruction. [Noel Barber] -- A bare, low-ceilinged dungeon with two barred air-holes, the cell known as the Black Hole prison, in the British East India Company#x92;s Fort William, was intended to hold at most a couple of.   From black diamonds to the Black Hole of Calcutta, the Black Dragon Society, dark matter, Men In Black, and Dark Shadows to the dark side of the moon, Black Dahlia, black mold and more, this book covers a wide variety of topics with interesting facts and photos/5.   The story of the Black Hole, for those unfamiliar with it, is this. In , Sirai-ud-daulah, the Nawab of Bengal, decided to show off his power by driving the infidel Europeans out of Indian lands. His army attacked Fort William in Calcutta, and captured soldiers of the British East India Company.