|Altitude:||9 m (30 ft)|
|Present Day Details|
|East Indian Railway|
Grand Trunk Road
Chandernagore was formerly a French colony and is situated about 30km north of the centre of Calcutta straddling the Hugli River.
The French arrived in 1673. Chandernagore became a larger trading centre than neighbouring Calcutta. Its importance fell after Colonel Robert Clive of the British East India Company and Admiral Watson captured Chandernagore in the Battle of Chandernagore 1757. Control was returned to the French in 1816, where it remained until independence.
Modern name: Chandannagar
- See French
- The Sacred Heart Church: French
- Church of St. Louis: French (now a ruin)
- St. Joseph's Convent for girls RC 1861
- Ecole de Saint Mare (St Mary’s School) 1862, later called Collège Dupleix (Dupleix school from 1901) and renamed Kanailal Vidyamandir after 1948.
- Le Petit Bengali: first published 1879.
- Viva la Republique: first published 1882. Bengali version named Prajabandhu.
The indexes to Chandernagore Civil Births, Marriages and Deaths have been transcribed from the original records located at the Centre D'Archives d'Outre Mer at Aix Le Provenance in France. These are available to search generally via the Fibis Search facility. The datasets are:
Chandernagore Civil Marriage Index 1831-1864
Chandernagore Civil Birth Registration Index 1831-1864
Chandernagore Civil Death Registration Indexes 1831-1899
- Chandannagar Wikipedia
- Jean-Claude Féray website, “The French in Chandernagor” is now an archived website. Unfortunately only parts of the site appear to have been archived and these are the pages
- Quelques personnes notables du cimetière européen de Chandernagor
- Liste des administrateurs, des employés et des militaires de la Compagnie pendant le gouvernement de Dupleix à Chandernagor (1731-1741)
- 1778 : liste de sujets français désirant s'embarquer pour l'île Maurice sur un cartel anglais
- Liste des sujets français vivant à en 1813. (Extrait du Calcutta-Annual Directory)
- Table des registres de Mariage de l'Eglise Saint Louis de Chandernagor d'août 1814 à février 1818
- "Chandernagore Birth Records 1835 -1900" (French site)
- Prof. Frances Pritchett's Chandernagore contains a report from Chandernagore in the 'Mercury' of Sept. 1698, about political/military intrigues in the Hooghly area, together with illustrations of Chandernagore
- Chandernagor Heritage: Places of interest chandernagorheritage.com
- Our heritage, their heritage Sunday, July 15, 2012 The Telegraph, Calcutta, now an archived webpage. Heritage buildings in Serampore and Chandernagore
- "Town Of The Crescent Moon" by Priya Ganapathy & Anurag Mallick July 20, 2013 Times of India Crest Edition. Same article, additional photographs from the authors’ website.
- "Chandannagar ~ A slice of France" March 14, 2012. Rangan Datta.
Historical books online
- "Echoes from Old Chandernagore" page 343 Bengal Past and Present Volume 2, July 1908. Archive.org/Digital Library of India Collection.
- "A Note on Slaves and Slavery in Old Chandernagore" by Charu Chandra Rav, page 257 Bengal Past and Present Volume 6, July-Dec 1910. Archive.org/DLI Collection.