By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (December 12, 2022) – In Issue 2022-220 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps, we celebrate an important date in the history of India. (No Reds fans, we’re not talking about Jonathan India.)      

Moving Inland

The British established Crown Rule in India in 1858 using some divide and conquer tactics. 

The busy and strategically located city of Calcutta (now Kolkata) was the center of commerce and capital for years.

However, the city also attracted dissidents and political unrest followed.  Oh, Calcutta you were a troubled place.

Cleverly, the British closed shop and moved the capital inland to New Delhi officially on December 12, 1911.  The capital remained here after India gaining independence until the present day.

This map of India showing the individual states was created by Cooke in 1810.

India – circa 1810 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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