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Black Hole of Calcutta

Black Hole of Calcutta. By legend, on 20 June 1756 Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula, Robert Clive's great enemy, packed 146 Englishmen captured at Calcutta into a small guardroom. The next day only 21 were left alive. There is today much dispute about Siraj-ud-Daula's culpability and the actual number of victims, which may only have been 43.

David Anthony Washbrook

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Black Hole of Calcutta

Black Hole of Calcutta Prison in Calcutta, India, where 64 or more British soldiers were placed by the Nawab Siraj-ad-Dawlah of Bengal in June 1756. The cell was 5.5 × 4.5m (18 × 15ft) and most of the soldiers died of suffocation.

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Black Hole of Calcutta

Black Hole of Calcutta: see Kolkata.

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