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Title: The Kolkata Cyclone/Earthquake of 1737 : Random Scribbles
Authors: Chakrabarti, Ranjan
Keywords: Storm
Tidal Wave
Calcutta / Kolkata
East India Company
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Vidyasagar University , Midnapore , West-Bengal , India
Series/Report no.: Vidyasagar University Journal of History;
Abstract: This article argues that the natural catastrophe that swept away Calcutta in 1737 was not only the first recorded case study of a natural disaster in an English settlement in India but it could also be argued as the first tsunami, which occurred in the Indian Ocean rim. While it traces the historical relation between natural disaster and human affliction in that region it also explains how the combined effect of both cyclone and earthquake led to the disaster. Finally, it shows how the effect of this natural calamity was not only limited to Calcutta but also devastated thousands of lives in the deltaic region of lower Bengal
Description: 1-16
ISSN: 2321-0834
Appears in Collections:Vidyasagar University Journal of History Vol 1 [2012-2013]

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