Sir Daniel Hamilton’s Sentinel Co-operative Society in the Sundarban Delta

The Sundarbans of West Bengal features prominently in public memory as it makes headlines through images and reports of man-eating tiger, crocodile, alligator, honey collector, pilfering gangster, catastrophic cyclone like Aila and of late eco-tourism. The region also shares an incongruous colonial vestige of human settlement in the islands. This was made possible with British land reclamation policy that were mandated by mercenary revenue demands of the Bengal Presidency during the late 18th and early 19th century.

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