The Presidencies of British India: Bengal

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Published in 1882 by John Murray, Albemarle street, London. The author, Edward B. Eastwick (1814-1883; Merton College, Oxford; Charterhouse) was born a member of an Anglo-Indian family. Eastwick served in the Bombay infantry and later took up a political post. in 1845 he was appointed professor of Hindustani at Haileybury College, publishing several works. Eastwick wrote several of Murray’s Indian handbooks, and this Handbook of the Bengal Presidency was one of his last publications. A useful resource for an historical overview of the Bengal presidency, in particular focusing on details of travelling to various towns and cities in the Bengal presidency (44 routes are detailed within).

The chapters of the book, divided into three sections across 471 pages, are linked below:


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