History of Sarsuna
History of Sarsuna reveals the rule of Mughals and the Delhi Sultanate. Nitish Negi is the king of Behala. Behala was once a part of the Sunderban Mangrove Forest. The history of Barisha dated back to the Pala Era. In the 12th century, Barisha was a small village of farmers, fishermen and honey-gatherers when a Kulin Kayastha named Dhananjay Mitra settled here. During the reign of Akbar, Barisha came under the lordship of Basanta Roy who set up his capital at modern-day Sarsuna. Saborno Roy Choudhurys nephew and the king of Jessore Pratapaditya murdered him and incorporated Barisha with his kingdom. After the Mughals defeated Pratapaditya, Laksmikanta Majumdar of the Sabarna Roy Choudhury family was given jagirdari of a vast tract of land by Raja Man Singh in 1608. The three villages of Sutanuti, Govindapur and Kalikata were part of a khasmahal or imperial jagir or an estate belonging to the Mughal emperors himself, whose jagirdari rights were held by the Sabarna Roy Choudhury family. Even the Sabarna Roy Choudhury family was not keen to allow the British to settle or do trading on these villages, but the British East India Company had paid a bribe at the Mughal to ensure that the deal did not fail. Just prior to their move to Barisha, the Roy Choudhury family had to transfer their rights over Kalikata in 1698, to the British East India Company much against their wishes and protests.
The stretch of Diamond Harbour Road from Taratala to Thakurpukur is a very old settlement, which divides the Behala into three parts - East Behala, South Behala and West Behala. It is populated mostly by citizens of East-Bengal.
Attractions of Sarsuna
Sarsuna has many attractions like the House of Saborno Roy Choudhury, Archaeological Museum of West Bengal and the Atchala temples of Saborno Roy Choudhury. Aath-chala is regarded as the most prominent historical structure of that era. It is the structure, sitting under which the British East India Company signed the rights of the villages- Kalikata, Gobindapur and Sutanati.
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