Bengal (Presidency)

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Bengal Presidency was an administrative subdivision of British India established in 1765. At its peak in the 19th century it extended from the North West Frontier Province to Burma, Singapore and Penang. Bengal proper was divided into West Bengal and Eastern Bengal and Assam in 1905. In 1912 there was a further re-organisation into Bengal, Bihar & Orissa and Assam. Bengal Presidency became a province in 1935.

See Presidencies in the Beginners' Guide

External links

Historical books online

Volumes 1-2 and 4-7 Volume 3 1770-2 (pub.1919) 2nd file, Vol 3
HathiTrust Digital Library Includes full version Vol 1-2 and 8-10.
Vol.s 1-2 and 8-11, South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) Collection. If you wish to read particular pages online, it may be necessary to navigate via the thumbnail pages. Searchable as a group, read online or download.
Vol.s 1-2 and 8-11 University of Virginia. Scroll down for pdf download.
  • Selections from the letters, despatches, and other state papers preserved in the Foreign Department of the Government of India, 1772-1785 by GW Forrest (3 volumes), published 1890. Volume I, Volume III The three volumes are also available on Hathitrust Digital Library, available to those in North America etc
  • Bengal and Madras papers: recounting the growth of British power in India edited by G W Forrest 1928. Published by Imperial Record Department, Calcutta.
Volume I [1670-1688]; Vol. II [1688-1757]; Vol. III [1757-1785]. Links to pdf downloads Digital Repository of GIPE, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, India.
Vol. I, Vol. I, 2nd file; Vol.II, Vol.II, 2nd file; Vol.III. All
Broken range from 1871-72 to 1935-36., Granth Sanjeevani Collection.


  1. ViaLibri list of books published in 1816 Scroll to book 13. Retrieved 17 September 2016.