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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 22.9°N 88.39°E
Present Day Details
Place Name: Chuchura
State/Province: West Bengal
Country: India
Transport links

Chinsura was a Dutch settlement founded in 1656 and finally ceded to Britain in 1825. It is now part of the twin conurbation of Hughli-Chuchura.

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Chuchura
Variants: Chinsura/Chunchura/Chinsurah.

Military history

Capture of Chinsura 1759

External links

Historical books online

  • "Chinsura" Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 10, page 286
  • A description of Chinsurah Oriental commerce Volume 2, page 95 by William Milburn 1813 Google Books
  • The cantonment at Chinsurah, page 288 Army Medical Department: Report for the Year 1862 Google Books
  • "Old Chinsurah" page 110 Bengal Past and Present Volume 2, No 1 January 1908, Digital Library of India Collection.
  • "Dutch Memorials at Chinsurah" by H E A Cotton page 114 Bengal, Past and Present Volume 25, 1923 (At the rear of Volume 26)., Digital Library of India Collection.