Bardhaman Raj

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Mehtab Chand of Burdwan, c.1860-65

The Bardhaman Raj (also known as Burdwan Raj) was a zamindari estate that flourished from about 1657 to 1956, first under the Mughals and then under the British in the province of Bengal in India. At the peak of its prosperity in the eighteenth century, the estate extended to around 5,000 square miles (13,000 km2) of territory.


Further reading

  • History of the Bengali-speaking People by Nitish Sengupta.[citation needed]}
  • Encyclopædia Britannica entry on Burdwan
  • History of Burdwan estate
  • Burdwan estate in the pre-British and British eras
  • Next weekend you can be at ... Burdwan
  • Vijay Manzil, the estate of the maharaja of Burdwan
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