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Title: Report of Proceedings ..,. Minutes of Evidence. Volume VII
Description: [Calcutta], [Government Printer], [1948?]. orig.boards. 33x20cm, 326 pp. Some pinholing to binding.. Rubbed. Corner bumped. Some binding soil. Good. ¶ Publisher's colophon at bottom of last page reads: "WBGP - 47/8 - 701B(2) -200" [ie: published in an edition of 200 copies]. Vol. 7 [of 11] of the verbatim transcript of official West Bengal state government hearings into the "Great Calcutta Riot" - communal Hindu-Muslim riots of 16 - 20 August 1946 in which 4000 were killed. Contains testimony at hearings held on 14 th; 17th-1th, 20th-21st; 24th-25th & 26th February 1947. Contains testimony of Rahumuddin Ahmed, Sub-Inspector of Police, Burrabazar Police Station; Mokaddam Hossain, Officer-in-Charge, Burrabazar Police Station; Nurul Haq Khundkar, Officer-in-Charge, Burtolla Police Station; Shamsher Ali Mondal, Sub-Inspector of Police, Burtolla Police Station; Francis Herbert John Lehantey, Sergeant, Burtolla Police Station; Salehuddin Ahmed,Officer-in Charge, Jorabagan Police Station; Nalina Kanta Roy Chowdhury, Officer-in- Charge, Shampukur Police Station. ["The Calcutta Riots of 1946,also known as the “Great Calcutta Killing,” were four days of massive Hindu-Muslim riots in the capital of Bengal, India, resulting in 5,000 to 10,000 dead, and some 15,000 wounded, between August 16 and 19, 1946. These riots are probably the most notorious single massacre of the 1946-47 period, during which large-scale violence occurred in many parts of India. However, the “ Great Calcutta Killing” stands out somewhat in the history of Calcutta, given that it was by far the most deadly episode in the recent history of the city..." - Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence].

Keywords: Indian Political History, Great Calcutta Riot, Communal Riots, Hindu-Muslim, Religious Conflict, Colonial History, India South Asia, Politics, West Bengal, Partition

Price: US$ 98.00 Seller: Expatriate Bookshop of Denmark
- Book number: BOOKS020634I


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