Chandernagore


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Chandernagore

a port in E India, in S West Bengal on the Hooghly River: a former French settlement (1686--1950). Pop.: 162 166 (2001)

Chandernagore

 

a city and port in northeastern India, in the state of West Bengal, near the city of Calcutta, on the Hooghly River (a branch of the Ganges) in the Ganges delta. Population, 76,000 (1971). Chandernagore has a railroad station; its port is accessible to oceangoing vessels. The city has a jute factory; cotton fabrics are also produced. From 1673 until 1950, Chandernagore was a French possession.

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The French East India Company, from its creation in Surat to the foundation of Pondicherry and its ramifications in Chandernagore, Yanaon (Yanam), Mahe and Karaikal, gave the impetus for trade between India and France and also opened to the French public the splendours of India.
The private correspondence of Dupleix during the ten years he spent in Chandernagore (1731-41) is rich in information on the commissions he made to Indian artists for the court of France.
Stay: Try the basic, state-operated RabindraBhavan in Chandernagore.
While his discussion of competing French and English interests in Chandernagore and other places, and the eventual decline of French presence in India is very readable, the chapter ignores the issue of mixed race marriages altogether, save a few passing references.
Varios jesuitas desarrollaron tambien trabajos cartograficos en la India, como Claude Boudier y Jean Francois Pons, en su viaje de Chandernagore a Jaipur.
For example, in the process of postcolonial partition, Chandernagore and Junagadh voted for joining India in 1948; and in 1947 Sylbet voted for joining Pakistan.
He helped build up Chandernagore, France's colony adjacent to Calcutta in Bengal, and he cultivated good relations with British traders.
Principal battles: Siege of Arcot (1751); Chandernagore, Plassey (1757); Siege of Pondicherry (1760-1761).
Cruise past the forgotten splendour of Murshidabad, the last capital of the Nawabs, the European settlements at Bandel and Chandernagore and the multicultural ISKCON township at Mayapur.
The earliest Danish settlement on the east coast was Dannemarksnagore (1698-1714) at Gondalpara, southeast of Chandernagore.
Los jesuitas habian establecido por su cuenta dos observatorios en Pondicherri y Chandernagore.
Your first stop is Belur Math, the shrine built by Swami Vivekananda, before you move on to Chandernagore, a former French colony.