MAGNITUDE OF CRIME IN EARLY COLONIAL NADIA DISTRICT IN BENGAL: 1793-1856

Authors

  • Dr. Sirajul Islam Assistant Professor, Ranaghat College, Nadia, West Bengal

Keywords:

Colonial, Nadia, Crime, Bengal

Abstract

Nadia was one of the largest districts in the colonial Bengal. In the formative years of colonial administration, interior parts of Bengal had witnessed widespread crime and criminal activities. It was perpetrated largely by the antisocial elements of the society. Nadia was a crime prone district as it was being described in the official narratives. Nadia was certainly an area of high crime zone for a few selective heinous crimes like dacoity, murder and burglary. This district always stood high in the rank of crime list of the Bengal districts. But this paper has shown that Nadia was not the most crime prone district in the period under discussion.

References

Judicial Civil Proceedings (hereafter JCP), West Bengal State Archives(W.B.S.A), 12 August, 1817, No.20

Replies to the Interrogations by A. Seton, Collector of Nadia, 16 January 1802, Parliamentary Papers, Vol. IX, 1812-1813, p. 367-370

G.T. F.S.Barlow Speede (1847),The Criminal Statistics of Bengal, Calcutta, p. 111-112

Judicial Judicial Proceedings (hereafter JJP), (W.B.S.A), June, 1861, No. 415

In 1836 there were 601.37 inhabitants per square miles in Hooghly, in Burdwan 353.46 and in 1860 the density of population in per square miles stood in Hooghly 976, in Murshidabad 417, in Burdwan 385, in Jessore 312.

Parliamentary Papers, 1812-1813, Vol. IX, p. 56

Ibid

Calculated from the report of the Magistrate of Nadia, Bengal Judicial Criminal Proceedings( hereafter BJCP), 19 June 1807, No. 8

John Elliot, Magistrate of Nadia, BJCP, 24 November 1810, No.20 , JCP,12 August 1817, No. 20

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Published

15-05-2017

How to Cite

Dr. Sirajul Islam. (2017). MAGNITUDE OF CRIME IN EARLY COLONIAL NADIA DISTRICT IN BENGAL: 1793-1856. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 3(5). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/954