Bengal Subah

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Subah of Bengal
‍صوبه بنگاله (Persian)
সুবাহ বাংলা (Bengali)
subdivision of Mughal Empire

Mughal Bengal including present day Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.
  • Dhaka (1608–39, 1660–1704)[1]
  • Murshidabad (1704-57)
  • Rajmahal (1595-96, 1639-60)[2]
 • TypeMonarchy
Historical eraEarly modern period
• Battle of Raj Mahal
• Nawabs of Bengal
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Bengal Sultanate
Portuguese Chittagong
Kingdom of Mrauk U
Bengal Presidency
French India
Dutch Bengal
Danish India
Bankipur (Bengal)
Today part of

Bengal Subah, sometimes called Mughal Bengal, was a part of the Mughal Empire between 1500 and 1700. It included places like Bangladesh and the Indian states of West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura. At one time, this area was one of the wealthiest parts of the world.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dhaka - national capital, Bangladesh". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  2. "Rajmahal - India". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  3. Lex Heerma van Voss; Els Hiemstra-Kuperus; Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk (2010). "The Long Globalization and Textile Producers in India". The Ashgate Companion to the History of Textile Workers, 1650–2000. Ashgate Publishing. p. 255. ISBN 9780754664284.