The Black Hole of Calcutta
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Depending on the account you read, the Black of Hole of Calcutta was
- A miserable little hole into which mean Hindus shoved 146 innocent
English, Dutch, and Portuguese prisoners one hot summer night in 1756. A
hole so cramped with people that by morning only 23 had survived; or...
- A miserable hoax invented by mean British imperialists to justify a
crackdown on poor, innocent Hindus then in rebellion against
And which view is correct? I haven't any idea.
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