Narajole: Seat of the Hindu ‘Khans’

The West Bengal countryside is dotted with numerous nondescript hamlets, which hide the most amazing stories. The village of Narajole, 115 km west of Kolkata in Paschim Medinipur district, is one of these.
At first glance, there is nothing to suggest that this little village once held the vast estate of a local zamindari family. If you look really carefully, though, you can pick out the remnants of the erstwhile Narajole royals, who earned the titles ‘Khan’ and ‘Rajah’ for their support to their overlords and their philanthropic work. Read on to discover the secret of the Narajole palace, whose Raja was jailed for his revolutionary activities.

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