Chandannagar

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Chandannagar

(shändĕrnägôr`) or

Chandernagore

(chŭn'dərnəgôr`), city (1991 pop. 122,351), West Bengal state, E India, on the Hugli River, a suburb of Kolkata (Calcutta). Founded by the French in 1686, it was of great commercial importance until the 19th cent. It was ceded by France and became part of India in 1951.
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Among them is prominent Ganguly family from Belur in Howrah who have their ancestral home in Chandernagar in Hooghly whose ancestors started the world famous Jagadathri puja of Chandernagar.
These reverses forced the French to remain confined to small establishments like Pondicherry, Chandernagar, etc.