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The Black Hole of Empire : History of A Global Practice of  Power
 
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Author : Partha Chatterjee
Publisher : Permanent Black
ISBN# : 9788178243733
Pages : 425
Price :INR 495
Offer Price:INR 441
 
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When Siraj, the ruler of Bengal, overran the British settlement of Calcutta in 1756, he allegedly jailed 146 European prisoners overnight in a cramped prison. Of the group, 123 died of suffocation. While this episode was never independently confirmed, the story of the black hole of Calcutta was widely circulated and seen by the British public as an atrocity committed by savage colonial subjects.
 
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