Cuttack

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Cuttack
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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 20.27°N 85.52°E
Altitude: 36 metres (118 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Cuttack
State/Province: Orissa
Country: India
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Cuttack was the headquarters of the Cuttack District in Orissa Division of Bengal during the British period.

Spelling variants

Modern spelling: Cuttack
Variants: Kataka

Military history

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

External links

Historical books online