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    Calcutta -The Capital of British Empire

    History Of Calcutta Calcutta was the capital of the British Empire. It was started in 1686 by Job Charnock. Initially the British settled in port at Hooghly (or Hugli). But due to disagreements with the Mughals and it was a river side ,Charnock sought a new site for the British . The villages : Sultanuti Kolkata Gobindapur  were bought from the Sabarna Ray Choudhury  family. This was how it was presented in history. But actually it was leased to the Charnock for for monthly rent of 1300 Rs.  The British paid rent until the Battle of Plassey :1657. Then Bengal was theirs. Then lot of historical events  including Nawab Sirajul Dowla’s…