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Before I go on to the discussion regarding the Dutch and English cemeteries of Cossimbazar I would like to start with an introduction of the place Cossimbazar itself. The best literature on this is in the book ‘Murshidabad’ by L.S.S O’Malley of Indian Civil Service. I will not rephrase his account but simply put all that he had written of Cossimbazar. My opinions and comments will creep in, marked in red.
Even before the city had been given its name, Cossimbazar was a great emporium attracting the trade of lower Bengal, and the Europeans Nations who traded to India had established factories in it. It even gave its name to the surrounding country, for the triangular tract enclosed by the Padma, Bhagirathi and Jalangi was known as the Cossimbazar Island, while the common name for the Bhagirathi in its records, down to the nineteenth century, was the Cossimbazar River.
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