There was a time when Bengal set the benchmark for prosperity in India. It was a province that traded with countries around the world, in an era when the word ‘globalisation’ did not even exist. Fabrics weaved in Bengal were of incomparable superiority, and the indigo exported from the province had substantial demand in the European markets. However, there came a time when the sun set on this flourishing land.
As it passed from the hands of the Mughals to the English, and was later divided into two governments, Bengal touched the pinnacles of greatness and plummeted into the depths of suffering. Today, it is rising once again like a phoenix from its own ashes.
This book takes you through the several episodes of history, which shaped Bengal—events that spanned victory, death, loss, love, avarice and patriotism.