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  Bengal - LoveToKnow 1911
The presidency of Bengal, in contradistinction to those of Madras and Bombay, eventually included all the British territories north of the Central Provinces, from the mouths of the Ganges and Brahmaputra to the Himalayas and the Punjab.
The other principal rivers in Bengal are the Sone, Gogra, Gandak, Kusi, Tista; the Hugh, formed by the junction of the Bhagirathi and Jalangi, and farther to the west, the Damodar and Rupnarayan; and in the south-west, the Mahanadi or great river of Orissa.
In Bengal the rising began at Barrackpore, was communicated to Dacca in Eastern Bengal, and for a time raged in Behar, producing the memorable defence of the billiard-room at Arrah by a handful of civilians and Sikhs - one of the most splendid pieces of gallantry in the history of the British arms.
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 AllRefer.com - Bengal, India (Indian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Bengal was conquered (c.1200) by Muslims of Turki descent.
It is bordered by Bangladesh and the state of Assam on the east; Nepal, Bhutan, and the state of Sikkim on the north; the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and Orissa on the west; and the Bay of Bengal on the south.
West Bengal is governed by a chief minister and cabinet responsible to a bicameral legislature with one elected house and by a governor appointed by the president of India.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Presidency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Perón, Juan Domingo PERÓN, JUAN DOMINGO [Perón, Juan Domingo], 1895-1974, president of Argentina (1946-55; 1973-74).
Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leonidas TRUJILLO MOLINA, RAFAEL LEONIDAS [Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leonidas], 1891-1961, president of the Dominican Republic (1930-38, 1942-52).
Frondizi, Arturo FRONDIZI, ARTURO [Frondizi, Arturo], 1908-95, president of Argentina (1958-62).
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 The Definitive Guide to Bengal XXXX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in the Bengali language, is a region in the northeast of South Asia.
Today it is mainly divided between the independent nation of Bangladesh (East Bengal), and the Indian federal republic's constitutive state of West Bengal, although some regions of the previous kingdom of Bengal (during local monarchial regimes and British rule) are now part of the neighbouring Indian states of Bihar, Tripura and Orissa.
The rise of the Chandra dynasty in southern Bengal expedited the decline of the Palas, and the last Pala king, Madanpala, died in 1161.
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 Bareilly - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
In 1833 the then Bengal Presidency was divided into two; one part became the Presidency of Agra.
In 1836 the Agra Presidency was renamed the North...
The rebellion began with acts of incendiarism at Barrackpore and Ranigunj in the Bengal Presidency and, on March 29, 1857, the revolt of a Brahmin...
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 Ralph Dumain: "The Autodidact Project": Niranjan Dahr: Vedanta & the Bengal Renaissance: Chapter 10
Bengal had this urge because, as we have seen, her intellectual stagnation was not so prolonged like the other parts of India.
Bengal was indebted to Scotland in the matter of the introduction of secular English education.
In Bengal and, for the matter of that, in India, we come across the first reference to Comte in 1856.  Karl Marx and Auguste Comte were the two almost contemporary disciples of Saint Simon.
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 BENGAL - Online Information article about BENGAL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Mahanadi and the neighbouring rivers, bounded by the Bay of Bengal on the S.E., and walled in on the N.W. by tributary hill states.
In a level country like Bengal, where the soil is composed of yielding and loose materials, the courses of the rivers arc continually shifting from the wearing away of their different banks, or from the water being turned off by obstacles in its course into a different channel.
Administration.—The administration of Bengal is conducted by a lieutenant-governor, with a chief secretary, two secretaries and three under-secretaries.
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 Delhi Durbar & The Presidency of Bengal
Delhi Coronation Durbar was held on 12 December 1911 before an assembly of about 80,000 select people of British India and the princely states apparently to mark the accession of King George V to the throne of Great Britain on the death of Edward VII.
These were the transference of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi, the annulment of the 1905-Partition of Bengal, the creation of a Governor-in-Council for united Bengal, separating Bihar, Orissa and Chhotanagpur from Bengal's jurisdiction and integrating them into a new Lieutenant Governor's province, and the reduction of Assam once more to a Chief-Commissionership.
The Bengal nationalists had no regret for the transfer of the capital because the loss was more than compensated by the gain of the status of the Governor's province, the absence of which had been affecting so long its political, economic and administrative developments.
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 Project South Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Accordingly the eastern part of Bengal (consisting of the Chittagong, Rajshahi divisions, the district of Malda, and the state of Hill Tippera) was transferred to Assam and formed into a new province to be called Eastern Bengal and Assam.
The Eastern Bengal parts of the old province which had been cut off in 1905 were restored to Bengal, and the Presidency of Bengal now consists of the divisions of Burdwan, Presidency, Rajshahi, Dacca and Chittagong, and the district of Darjeeling.
The chief centres of population in Madras Presidency are either on the coast or on the fertile areas irrigated by the Godavari, Kistna, and Kavari rivers and by the Periyar scheme.
www.mssu.edu /projectsouthasia/GEOGRAPHY/SecondaryDocs/NewGeography.htm   (18942 words)

 Bengal - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
BENGAL [Bengal], region, 77,442 sq mi (200,575 sq km), E India and Bangladesh, on the Bay of Bengal.
Bengal, India, is high on growth, but low on foreign direct investment.
Buick Bengal roars onto 2-seater roadster scene.(E)(Auto Weekend)
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 The Pioneer > Home
The idea of separating the Hindu elite of western Bengal, who had begun to take an active interest in the nascent nationalist movement, from the Muslim landholders and peasantry of eastern Bengal, already talking of a separate identity, made good political sense to him and he pursued the proposal with great fervour.
In rural Bengal, this meant boycotting Lancashire and Manchester textile.
Back in Bengal, Muslim support for partition and subsequent strong-arm measures adopted by the British to thwart the swadeshi movement and militant resistance was building up by the day.
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 Partition of Bengal [1905-1911]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Finding the Bengal Presidency too large for one governor to administer, in 1905 the English decided to redraw its boundaries and divided it into two parts.
Western Bengal, with a population of 54 million (42 million Hindus and 9 million Muslims); and Eastern Bengal and Assam with a population of 31 million (12 million Hindus and 18 million Muslims).
The territory to be transferred from Bengal to the new province consisted of the districts of Chittagong and Dhaka Divisions, Rajshahi Division excluding Darjeeling, and the District of Malda.
www.storyofpakistan.com /articletext.asp?artid=A029   (269 words)

Bay of Bengal - Bengal, Bay of, arm of the Indian Ocean, c.1,300 mi (2,090 km) long and 1,000 mi (1,610 km) wide,...
Joseph Bengal BATES - BATES, Joseph Bengal (1893—1965) BATES, Joseph Bengal, a Representative from Kentucky; born...
Cossimbazar - Cossimbazar, town, West Bengal state, E central India, part of the Calcutta metropolitan area.
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 A Bibliography of South Asian Agrarian History the AHA GUIDE TO HISTORICAL LITERATURE
It considers regions of greater Bengal comparatively and property to argue the basis of political power shifted from property to debt relations, generating regional divergences that help to account for diverging political trends.
Bengal land tenure: the origin and growth of intermediate interests in the nineteenth century.
Definitive account of legal basis for the rise of tenures between zamindars and cultivators in Bengal Presidency, important because of the role such intermediaries have played in accounts of modern agrarian politics in the region.
www.sas.upenn.edu /~dludden/aha-bib2.htm   (5321 words)

 International Journal of Health Geographics | Full text | Spatiotemporal modelling and mapping of the bubonic plague ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
As for the southern India (inland Madras Presidency), the disease peak was observed in December 1901 and January 1902, whereas the plague receded in May 1902.
Similar to the epidemic pattern of 1901-1902, the southern part of the Bombay Presidency was also the first place in which the plague recurred in August 1902, whereas peak mortality was again reached in Bombay city and the inland Madras Presidency during December 1902.
The hills and mountains of central India are a rather unfavorable migration environment for fleas and rats compared to the flat plains of the Bombay Presidency, Punjab, the United Provinces and the Bengal Presidency.
www.ij-healthgeographics.com /content/5/1/12   (6136 words)

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Initially the Bengal Establishment was under Madras Presidency 2, however, later on the C in C of Bengal Army was placed higher in precedence/command and functioned also as the overall British C in C in India.
The Bengal Army as the table illustrates had already become the largest Army by 1805 and by 1857 was larger than the combined strength of the Madras and Bombay Armies.
Roberts served as C in C Bengal Army and thus C in C India (the C in C Bengal Army was also overall C in C India) from 1885 and 1893.
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 Brief History of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Meanwhile the Presidency of Madras was established in 1651.
Till 1833 the three presidencies were virtually three separate states with separate laws for everything.In that year the first steps towards unification of all British possessions in India were taken.
The Governor General of Bengal was renamed the Governor General of India and the Presidency of North West Provinces was created, with the Agra as its headquarters, by dividing the Bengal Presidency.
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 Old Maps and Sea Charts of the Indian Ocean by Grace Galleries of Harpswell Maine
Fine map shows the coastline of the Bay of Bengal from Masulipatan and the Mouths of the Godavery, to Coringa, Vizagapottam, Ganjam and Juggernaut and the Mouths of the Mahanaddy on India's northeastern coast.
The southern regions of Bengal are noted as “Parts very little known.” The chart was published in the London Magazine, February 1760 and engraved by Thomas Kitchin, one of England's premier engravers.
Depicts the Bay of Bengal and the mouth of the Ganges River.
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 FIBIS - What's on this site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Bengal Presidency Note that these marriages may be seen on the ‘Family History in India’ web-site at:
It is notable that the databases are equally searchable by the groom’s and the bride’s surnames, thereby overcoming the limitations that the original indexes are not searchable by brides’ names.
An exception to this has been found in the records of some of the men of the 4th Battalion of the Madras European Artillery who had been transferred to that corps from other battalions at its formation in 1845.
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 Kolkata   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The coalescence of British and Indian culture resulted in the emergence of a new class of urbane Indians — Asia’s first middle class — whose members were often professionals, read newspapers, were Anglophiles, and usually belonged to upper-caste Hindu communities.Jack I. Introduction to URL accessed on 2006-04-26.
The 1905 Partition of Bengal on communal grounds resulted in widespread public agitation and the boycott of British goods(swadeshi movement).
As the capital of the state and the seat of the Government of West Bengal, Kolkata houses the state Legislative Assembly, the Secretariat (Writers’ Building) and the Calcutta High Court.
www.globalguide.org /?lat=22.5435&long=88.3339&zoom=5&name=Kolkata&wiki=0&title=Kolkata   (4313 words)

 Hobson Jobson Dictionary
What follows applies only to the Bengal Presidency, and to the administration of justice under the Company's Courts beyond the limits of the Presidency town.
It led, by an address from the House of Commons, to the recall of Impey, and constituted one of the charges in the abortive impeachment of that personage.
In 1793 the constant succession of revolutions in the judicial system came to something like a pause, with the entire reformation which was enacted by the Regulations of that year.
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 SALT.... made the world go round - ECONOMICS & MONOPOLY -
For this reason, this essay concentrates on the situation in the Bengal Presidency from 1765 to 1878.
In the Bengal Presidency less salt was necessary during the cool season.
Dr John Crawfurd, formerly of the Bengal Medical Service, in his evidence before the 1836 Parliamentary Select Committee on salt in British India, disputed the Salt Board’s assertion that nearly 12 lb of salt per head was supplied to the population.
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 :::Presidency College, Kolkata :::
The illustrious history of academic excellence of Presidency College, Kolkata is intimately entwined with the intellectual history of Bengal and India.
The college was renamed as Presidency College and brought under the direct control of the Government in 1855.
Indeed, the history of the college merges into the history of the Bengal, and by extension, the Indian Renaissance.
www.presidencycollegekolkata.org   (175 words)

 The Agrarian History of South Asia: A Bibliographic Essay
Binay Bhushan Chaudhuri is a historian of Bengal Presidency who exemplifies scholarly work on linguistic regions that combines economic, social and political history, and describes systems and trends of commercial production.
Bengal and the northeast are well covered: see R.G.Basak, History of Northeast India, Extending From the Foundation of the Gupta Empire to the Rise of the Pala Dynasty of Bengal (c.
For Bengal, Sugata Bose’s Agrarian Bengal: Economy, Social Structure, and Politics (Cambridge: 1986) is the fullest monograph on agrarian economic history in the later colonial period; and his Peasant Labour and Colonial Capital is the best overview and guide to the literature.
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 Borders - Feature - Desirable Daughters
A reconstituted Bengal Presidency today would have over 330 million people and be the world's third most populous country.
The eastern regions of Bengal, even before the flight of Hindus during the subcontinent's partition in 1947, and its reincarnation as Bangladesh in 1972, always contained a Muslim majority, though largely controlled by a sizeable and wealthy Hindu minority.
The Hindu Bengalis were the first Indians to master the English language and to learn their master's ways, the first to flatter him by emulation, and the first to earn his distrust by unbidden demonstrations of wit and industry.
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