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Robert, Lord Clive, Clive of India

Robert, Lord Clive, Clive of India

Soldier and administrator. Born Shropshire. With the East India Company he effectively founded the British Empire. Spent much of his adult life in India, making his fortune there and becoming Gover...

Person, Armed Forces, Politics & Administration, Bengal, India

2 memorials

George Orwell

George Orwell

George Orwell was born in Bengal as Eric Arthur Blair, his father was a British colonial civil servant. Joined the Indian imperial police in Burma but left in 1927 and decided to become a writer. ...

Person, Seriously Famous, Journalism / Publishing, Literature, TV & Radio, Bengal, Burma, France, India, Spain

10 memorials

Lyon Playfair

Lyon Playfair

One of the Special Commissioners for the Great Exhibition 1851.Born in Bengal. Chemist. 1st Baron Playfair. Died at home in South Kensington.

Person, Politics & Administration, Science, Bengal, Scotland

1 memorial

Shaheed Minar martyrs

Shaheed Minar martyrs

Those killed during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations in 1952. At this time Bangladesh was part of Eastern Pakistan and the rulers of Pakistan were seeking to impose Urdu on the Bengalis...

Group, Tragedy, Bengal, Indian Sub-continent

1 memorial

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Bengali poet and philosopher. First non-European Nobel Laureate. Born into a large, rich, assimilated family which had made its fortune from the East India Company.  He read law at University Colle...

Person, Poetry, Bengal, India

3 memorials

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