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  Chandernagore - LoveToKnow 1911
CHANDERNAGORE, or Chandarnagar, a French settlement in India, with a small adjoining territory, situated on the right bank of the river Hugli, 20 m.
In 1757 Chandernagore was bombarded by an English fleet under Admiral Watson and captured; the fortifications and houses were afterwards demolished.
The authorities of Chandernagore are subject to the jurisdiction of the governor-general of Pondicherry, to whom is confided the general government of all the French possessions in India.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Chandernagore   (260 words)

  
 Introduction
According to the agreement between the Government of India and the French Republic, on 8th June, 1948 the people of Chandernagore were asked to decide on their future administration, as the democratic right of free citizens.
However de facto transfer of Chandernagore took place on 2nd May1950, and First Indian Administrator, Basanta Kumar Banerjee, was appointed by the Government of India to take charge from Georges H. Tailleur, the last French Administrator, according to the Indo-French agreement on 18th April, 1950 at Writers' Building, Calcutta.
In pursuance of the Treaty of Cession of Chandernagore in 1951 a Cultural Institute was established in 1952 by the Government of India under Ministry of External Affairs by the name, "Museum and Art Gallery".
institutedechandernagor.gov.in /intro.htm   (1380 words)

  
 FROM CHANDERNAGORE TO PONDICHERRY
In order that the boat which Aurobindo would take from Chandernagore could be recognised, I sent Aurobindo, through a man he had sent, another banner made ready beforehand, with instructions that it be placed on a high point of the boat so that it could be seen from a distance.
The further fact that Chandernagore and Pondicherry have an independent postal connection with the continent of Europe causes them to be important points on the lines of communication between the centres of sedition in London and Paris and the similar organization here.
One of the first outward indications that the anarchists of Calcutta had a Chandernagore connection was the attempt made at the end of 1907 to assassinate the Maire, Mons.
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 The City
Chandernagore is a small city located 30 kilometers north of Calcutta,in West Bengal,India.
The people of Chandernagore have excelled in all the fields
Chandernagore hosts many tourist places like Museum, Strand, Church, Temples,
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 India, Indian States, India States, Indian hotels, Indian News and Indian Tourism, India Travel
Chandannagar, formerly known as Chandernagore or Chandernagar (French: Chandernagor), is a small city located 30 kilometers north of Kolkata, in West Bengal, India.
Situated along the banks of river Ganga, the city has been able to maintain a separate identity different from all other cities and abide by her own characteristics.
Chandernagore was restored to the French in 1763, but retaken by the British in 1794 in the Napoleonic Wars.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Chandernagore
Chandernagore was restored to the French in 1763, but retaken by the British in 1794 in the Napoleonic Wars.
Chandernagore (present-day Chandannagar) was established in 1673, with the permission of Nawab Shaista Khan, the Mughal governor of Bengal.
In 1674, the French acquired Valikondapuram from the Sultan of Bijapur and thus the foundation of Pondicherry was laid.
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 Introduction
According to the agreement between the Government of India and the French Republic, on 8th June, 1948 the people of Chandernagore were asked to decide on their future administration, as the democratic right of free citizens.
However de facto transfer of Chandernagore took place on 2nd May1950, and First Indian Administrator, Basanta Kumar Banerjee, was appointed by the Government of India to take charge from Georges H. Tailleur, the last French Administrator, according to the Indo-French agreement on 18th April, 1950 at Writers' Building, Calcutta.
In pursuance of the Treaty of Cession of Chandernagore in 1951 a Cultural Institute was established in 1952 by the Government of India under Ministry of External Affairs by the name, "Museum and Art Gallery".
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Chandernagore, on the Ganges, or rather that mouth of it now known as the River Hugli, was founded in 1676; and in 1688 the town and territory were ceded to France by the Emperor Aurengzebe.
It was rejected, and the Council of Chandernagore had no other resource except to surrender on the best conditions they could obtain from the generosity of their enemy.
The English had passed Chandernagore without a salute, which was an unfriendly, if not a hostile act; whilst the Nawab thought that, as the French had not fired on them, they must be in alliance with them.
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 Chandernagore
Chandannagar, formerly known as Chandernagore or Chandernagar (French: Chandernagor), is a small city located 30 kilometers north of Kolkata, in West Bengal, India.
Situated along the banks of river Ganga, the city has been able to maintain a separate identity different from all other cities and abide by her own characteristics.
It boasts a beautiful collection of French antiques (like cannons used in Anglo-French war, wooden furniture of 18th century, etc.) which are difficult to find anywhere else in the world.
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 The Telegraph - Calcutta
It is not just the past that the French wish to cherish, for the country lives on in the nooks and crannies of present-day Chandernagore too.
Institutions like Hotel de France, Institute de Chandernagore and Ecole de Jeunes Filles line the river-side Strand while shops with French names dot the bylanes — Mon Ami, Dupleix Cycles, Vis A Vis, Vogue… During visits by French dignitaries, the city is decked up in French and Indian flags.
Speaking of her experience during shooting, the former journalist says: “It’s amazing how the residents have an affectionate bond with the former colonisers and the old-timers even lapse into French during conversation.
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 Lionheart LLC - Calcutta: A Social History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The critics of Calcutta's location were unaware of the fact that forerunners of the port, Tamluk in the centuries before Christ, and Navadwip in the eleventh century after, were on the west bank too.
The Danes, who settled at Serampore and Gondalpara (now part of Chandernagore) around 1670, had a place for the purpose of lighting the burden of their ships mat a place before the confluence of Rupnarain with the Hooghly.
Chandernagore was founded by the French in 1688, and had a country house at Garati for its Governor.
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Chandernagore, in a wood engraving from 1878; *a large scan of this engraving*
Unless, indeed, the tribute of three hundred cases of opium, representing from 200,000 to 300,000 francs, which England pays us on the condition that we shall not interfere with her monopoly, be deemed a sufficient compensation for these humiliations.
Still, Chandernagore must be admitted to possess certain advantages; such as a very picturesque position on the right bank of the Hooghly, fine sites, and a comparatively salubrious climate.
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 Chandernagore Kolkata, Chandernagore India,Chandernagore tour, Chandernagore picture, Chandernagore tourist ...
Colonel Robert Clive of British East India Company Limited and Admiral Watson of British army captured Chandernagore in March 1757, which was a turning point of Indian History.
As Chandernagore was under the French rule, the party decided to make it their district headquarters.
In May 1950, the French made a defacto transfer of Chandernagore to the Indian Government and on 2nd February, 1952 they made De Jure transfer which was approved by the French Republican Society on 11th April 1952.
www.tourtravelworld.com /hot_spots/kolkata/chandernagore   (322 words)

  
 India Heritage :: Travel :: States & Capitals :: EAST :: WEST BENGAL   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Akbar’s reign ushered in a phase of prosperity and increase in trade and commerce.Owing to the remote-controlled administration by means of governors,the Mughal regime (1575-1717) yielded place to forty years of semi-independent rule under the famous Nawabs of Murshidabad, acknowledged the Mughals in Delhi as nominal sovereigns.
Chandernagore was restored to the French in 1763.
The indigenous people made an attempt to regain their territories in 1765 by means of an alliance with the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II, but were routed by the British at the Battle of Buxar (1765).
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 Ruins of the old palace of the French Governors, Ghireti, Chandernagore (Bengal). January 1820
The former French colony of Chandernagore is situated on the bank of the Hooghly river near Calcutta in north-eastern India.
Ghireti House was the country mansion of the French Governors of Chandernagore.
Chandernagore was handed back to India after a referendum in 1950 but still retains some of the churches, cemeteries and convents of the French.
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 BANGLAPEDIA: French, The   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The revolt of shobha singh and rahim khan had allowed the French to add a ditch and two bastions at Chandernagore, although the rebels plundered their factory at Kasimbazar.
The description of Chandernagore by the visiting Chevalier d'Albert in 1737 showed that among the three European settlements on the Bhagirathi, the French one was the least well-fortified.
With the capture of Chandernagore by the English on 11 June 1793 its bickering finally ended and the French ceased to be an effective commercial and political power in Bengal.
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 CHANDERNAGORE - Online Information article about CHANDERNAGORE
In 1757 Chandernagore was bombarded by an See also:
Watson and captured; the fortifications and houses were afterwards demolished.
The authorities of Chandernagore are subject to the See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /CAU_CHA/CHANDERNAGORE.html   (444 words)

  
 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Metro
Not in Paris, but in Chandernagore, where the old and young had congregated on the para Puja field for France?s final showdown with Italy.
Hatkhola Math became a sea of umbrellas and raincoats, floaters and slush.
Long before that, when Italy equalised in the 18th minute, while a hush had descended over the 100-odd Chandernagore crowd, murmurs of support for the Italians were heard from among the 1,144-strong audience at City Centre.
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 The Hindu : dated May 3, 1950: Chandernagore taken over
The administration of Chandernagore, a French Settlement in West Bengal, was taken over by Mr.
Chandernagore was the first foreign settlement in India to free itself from colonial rule after India won its independence on August 15, 1947.
The main provisions of the Treaty had been mutually agreed upon between India and France, and the document was expected to be finalised very early; with its signing, the transfer was to become complete.
www.hinduonnet.com /2000/05/03/stories/10031045.htm   (0 words)

  
 SACHINDRA MOHAN NANDY & ORS v. STATE OF WEST BENGAL & ORS [1971] INSC 57; [1971] 3 SCR 791; [1971] 1 SCC 688; ...
SIKRI, S.M. Chandernagore (Merger) Act, 1954-Chandernagore (Assimilation of Laws) Act, 1955-Extension of West Bengal Laws to Chandernagore territory-West Bengal Land (Requisition and Acquisition) Act, 1948 whether applicable to Chandernagore by virtue of Merger and Assimilation Acts aforesaid-Power of Collector to requisition land whether confined to area of Hooghly District before merger of Chandernagore.
The French settlement of Chandernagore was merged in the State of West Bengal with effect from October 2, 1954 by virtue of the Chandernagore (Merger) Act, 1954.
When this notification was passed Chandernagore, where the requisitioned land is situate, was not part of West Bengal and it is on this fact that one argument, shortly to be mentioned, rests.
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 The City Chandannagar
This small town over a period of 300 years has a unique blend of culture and heritage which is unparrallel in history.
The name 'chandernagore' is possibly derived from the shape of the bank of the river Ganges which is bent like a half moon (Chand means moon and Nagore implies city in native language Bengali).
Chandannagar is well connected to Calcutta by railways, roadways and river and it takes about an hour to reach the place.
www.chandannagar.com /htmlfiles/city.htm   (172 words)

  
 Economy - India Bilateral Treaties and Agreements - Volume 1
Appeals which lie from judgments and decrees passed by the said authorities before 2nd May 1950, shall, subject to the law of limitation in force immediately before the said day, be filed and disposed of as though the said territory had not been transferred to India.
The currency issued in Pondicherry and circulating in Chandernagore shall be withdrawn and necessary facilities shall be afforded to the holders of such currency to convert it into Indian currency.
The French Indian currency thus withdrawn at Chandernagore by the Government of the Republic of India shall be made over to the French Indian authorities who shall take it over against payment of an equivalent value in Indian currency.
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 Archdiocese of Pondicherry
Besides Pondicherry itself, and the portion of British India contiguous to it, the archdiocese includes all the smaller outlying French possessions, namely Karikal and Yanaon on the east coast, Mahe on the west coast, and Chandernagore in Bengal.
The total Catholic population in French territory is 25,859, the rest, out of a total of 143,125, belonging to the North and South Arcot, Chingleput and Salem districts, all in British confines.
Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph (80 European and 48 native sisters) have for girls, boarding- and day-schools, orphanages, and asylums at Pondicherry, Karikal, Mahe, Chandernagore, Yercaud, Tindivanum, Arni, Cheyur, and Alladhy.
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 Serampore - Frederiksnagore. En tidligere dansk koloni i Bengalen
Den danske besætning i logen Dannemarksnagore, ved Chandernagore, måtte i 1714 flygte fra logen og de havde efterladt en formel dansk krigserklæring imod Bengalen, underskrevet af logens chef, Rasmus Hansen Attrup.
Den gav danskerne ret til at anlægge en loge og den anviste landsbyen Serampore, nogle kilometer neden for den gamle loge Dannemarksnagore.
Beliggenheden var central, neden for Hughli toldsted, det franske Chandernagore og det hollandske Chinsura, og oven for det engelske Calcutta.
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 Chandernagore info here at pinkjustis.info   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chandernagore Rituals and the idol Rituals and the idol
Chandernagore - French Connection We went for a day out in the old french town of Chandernagore.
Chandernagore (40 kms north of Calcutta) was a French occupied Territory and became part of India only in 1953 after the French government handed it back to The Indian...
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The year was 1950, the town of Chandernagore and its surrounding became free from the French Rule and became part of free India.
His proposal was immediately accepted and soon a very large number of magician's from all over the surrounding districts, as well as from Calcutta joined the club, bringing fresh blood to the matured CJC.
Bt the sixties, the club not only had menber from Chandernagore but also a vast number of them were from Calcutta.
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 RootsWeb: INDIA-L RE: Chandernagore civil records 1877
Chandernagore civil records 1875 by Jean-Louis Douyère < >
Chandernagore civil records 1877 by Jean-Louis Douyère < >
Chandernagore civil record 1879 by Jean-Louis Douyère < >
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 Introduction
In pursuance of these recommendations, the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India decided in 1954 that "Facilities will be provided for the maintenance and development of French Culture in Chandernagore".
The Administrator of Chandernagore acted as the in charge of the Museum and the Art Gallery between 1952 to 1954.
ADM(General), Hooghly Collectorate acted as the administrator of Chandernagore and also the in-charge of the museum between 1954 to 1966.
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