Prison Guards Taunting the Black Hole of Calcutta Prisoners

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Unknown Artist
published on 07 October 2022

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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Artist, U. (2022, October 07). Prison Guards Taunting the Black Hole of Calcutta Prisoners. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16512/prison-guards-taunting-the-black-hole-of-calcutta/

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