Black Hole of Calcutta

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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 dispute about Siraj‐ud‐Daula's culpability and the actual number of victims, which may have been 43.

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