Prison Guards Taunting the Black Hole of Calcutta Prisoners

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Mark Cartwright
by Unknown Artist
published on 07 October 2022
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An early 20th-century illustration showing guards taunting the inmates of the Black Hole of Calcutta. Following the capture of the East India Company's Fort William in June 1756, a number of soldiers and civilians were kept in this small cell where many died of heat and suffocation. (From Hutchinson's Story of Nations, Hutchinson & Co., London)

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