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baharampur

town, central West Bengal state, northeastern India, just east of the Bhagirathi River. Baharampur was founded and fortified in 1757 by the English East India Company and continued as a cantonment until 1870. It was the scene of the first overt act of the Indian Mutiny of 1857.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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