Once the capital of the richest Mughal province & then kingdom, Murshidabad is today well past its glory. But wind your way through it and you will find tales of glory, intrigue & brute ambition. Catch the story of the lost capital of Bengal, in this episode of Tales of Our Cities..
We know Siraj-ud-Daulah as the last independent Nawab of Bengal, who lost it all in the Battle of Plassey. But the Nawab’s palace, witness to some of the most defining events in India’s history, appears to have disappeared without a trace. Or has it? Embark on an astonishing journey of discovery in Bengal’s old capital, Murshidabad
Murshidabad is a heritage city crying out for life support. Not only is the former capital of the Nawabs of Bengal missing most of its monuments, the decline of what remains is a cause of grave concern. Why is this former royal city being so rapidly swallowed by time?