Murshidabad: Forgotten Capital of Bengal

By: Neeta Das & Rosie Llewellyn-Jones (Eds)

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Very little has been published on Murshidabad, the last independent capital of Bengal, while the British capital of Calcutta has been the subject of numerous books. Murshidabad was a place of great importance in the first half of the 18th century. The wealth of its nawabs was fabled and the region produced luxury goods which first attracted European trading companies. Murshidabad at its peak was extravagantly compared to London for its bustling trade, fine buildings and numbers of merchants. Its position, on the Baigarathi river made it an ideal trading post, when the majority of goods moved by water. Although by the mid-18th century political power had left Murshidabad, this did not slow down the building of even more extravagant palaces, the most recent of which is the ‘New Palace’ of 1904. The old palaces were not demolished, they were simply vacated. Descendants of the Nawabs still live here, although in reduced circumstances. Printed Pages: 136 with 132 illustrations.

Title: Murshidabad: Forgotten Capital of Bengal

Author Name: Neeta Das & Rosie Llewellyn-Jones (Eds)

Categories: History, India,

Publisher: Mumbai, The Marg Foundation: 2013

ISBN: 8192110699

ISBN 13: 9788192110691

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200010

Keywords: Murshidabad: Forgotten Capital of Bengal Neeta Das & Rosie Llewellyn-Jones (Eds)