|old Calcutta port, 1852 India. en.wikipedia.org|
|Hoogly harbor, Calcutta,India eticproject.wordpress.com|
|Job Charnock mobileziopic.com|
After the death of Charnock in January, 1692 the British fortified the settlement in 1696 because of local Zamindar's threats. It became a Presidency City in 1701 called ''Fort William'' after King William III of England; To accommodate rapid growth of population and to build new facilities and extend the settlement, the company bought the adjacent villages Kalikata and Govindpur – from local
landlords (Zamindars). ,
It is believed that Job Charnock was the founder of Kolkata (Calcutta). Now the Calcutta High Court came up with a different ruling in 2003: Kolkata represents an ancient site near the Kali Temple at Kalighat. It had its origin in the Maurya and Gupta dynasties and the township was in existence long before the Delhi sultanate and the Moguls. Before the British Portuguese and French had trading centers there, Therefore, Charnock does not take the credit of founding Calcutta. This Indian city became a major center for the Indian freedom struggle and was home to numerous patriots who spearheaded protests against the British Raj.
There is a variety of attractive igneous rock called Charnokite - consisting mainly of quartz, feldspar and hypersthene. Often called ''hypersthene
|Charnokite rock named after Job Charnock, Chennai museum,com|
It was named by geologist T. H. Holland of Geological Survey of India
|Job Charnock- mausoleum at St.John's church, Kolkata,India en.wikipedia.org|
in 1900 after the tombstone of Job Charnock, the founder of Calcutta, in St John's Church in Calcutta, India, which is made of this rock.