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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
Barrackpore is an old and famous administrative territory of India, populated by people from almost all provinces of India. The town was a military and administrative center under British rule, and was the scene of several acts of rebellion against Britain during the 19th century. The earliest references to the Barrackpore region are found in the writings of the Greek navigators, geographers, chronicles and historians of the 1st century BC, Before Christ to the third century AD, Anno Domini. These authors generally referred to the country of a people variously called the Gangaridae, Gangaridai, and Gandaritai.
The name Barbuckpur is associated with a Mahal in Ain-e-Akbari, another name for Barrackpore. From the 1600s, the area was ruled over by a line of Zamindars from the Nona Chandanpukur, Barrackpore family. The earliest of these zamindars was Kalidas Sarkar, who was followed by his son and grandson, Bishwambhar Sarkar and Nilmoni Sarkar, respectively. The last ruling zamindar was Amulyaratan Sarkar, who died in the 1960s, several decades after the 'zamindari pratha' was abolished by the British. The old Sarkar Bari, a large brick red brick house with ramparts which was the home of the zamindars, is still standing in Barrackpore.
Heritage and culture are include Barrackpore was home to a number of significant members of the Indian independence movement, many of whom have memorials in the subdivision. Another significant leader of the movement who lived in Barrackpore is Rastraguru Surendra Nath Bandyopadhaya, who was called the father of Indian Nationalist Movement. The house of Surendranath at Barrackpore has now been converted to Rastraguru Surendranath Institute and Netaji Open University.
Like some of its sister municipalities and towns, Barrackpore is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in India.

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