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places of interest during the British period
Cuttack was the headquarters of the Cuttack District in Orissa Division of Bengal during the British period.
Modern spelling: Cuttack
Battle of Cuttack 1803
John Beames, Collector
John Beames (Wikipedia) served as Collector of Cuttack from 1875 to 1878 and earlier as Collector of Balasore district from 1869 to 1873. He wrote Memoirs of a Bengal Civilian, which describes his work "defending powerless peasants against rapacious planters, improvising fifteen-gun salutes for visiting dignitaries, and presiding over the blissful coast of Orissa". This book is available online, refer below.
False Point (Batighar)
Approximately 60 km from Cuttack and the site of a lighthouse, operational from 1838 and a port, operational c 1860
- Cuttack City Imperial Gazetteer
- Cuttack District Wikipedia
- False Point and Kendrapara Wikipedia
- Photograph: Cuttack: Church of St. Michael and All the Angels greatmirror.com. Website of Bret Wallach, Professor of Geography, University of Oklahoma
- True story of False Point Sunday, 9 May 9 2010 tribuneindia.com
- British Cemetery in Orissa in ruins News 24, 22 February 2012. The False Point Lighthouse cemetery.
Historical books online
- Memoirs of a Bengal Civilian by John Beames. Appears to be a reprint edition, first published 1960/1961 although written in 1896. Archive.org, Public Library of India collection.
- Reports and correspondence relative to the control of the Mahanuddy river at Cuttack, by Lieut. J.C. Harris [and others] 1857 Google Books
- Maps and plans illustrative of a report upon the extraordinary flood of A. D. 1855 as affecting the city of Cuttack by Lieut. John C Harris, Bengal Engineers 1857 Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek
- "Cuttack River Works" page 352 Professional Papers on Indian Engineering, Volume 2 1865 Google Books