Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is an Indian port city located on the east bank of the river Hooghly. It is the capital of the state of West Bengal in eastern India. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, it was an important hub of the Bengali Renaissance. The British East India Company arrived in Kolkata in 1690, and the city became the company’s headquarters in 1773. The city was an important location for the Indian Independence Movement.


Latitude: 22.567725175884
Longitude: 88.347673416138

Timeline of Events Associated with Kolkata

Date Event Manage
10 May 1857 to 20 Jun 1858

Indian Uprising

print of the hanging of two rebelsThe Indian Rebellion or Uprising, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny, began as a mutiny of sepoys of the British East India Company's army on 10 May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon escalated into other mutinies and civilian rebellions. It was not contained until the fall of Gwalior on 20 June 1858. Image: Felice Beato, Print of the hanging of two rebels, 1858 (albumen silver print). This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


Priti Joshi, “1857; or, Can the Indian ‘Mutiny’ Be Fixed?”

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