Job Charnock (c. 1630–1692)

Job Charnock, (c1630–1693), controversial administrator in the British East India Company. Arriving in India in 1655/56, Charnock was stationed first at Cossimbazar, north of present-day Kolkata, and then at Patna, in Bihar, eventually becoming chief agent of the East India Company at Hugli, on the Hugli (Hooghly) River, in 1686. Threatened there by the MughalContinue reading “Job Charnock (c. 1630–1692)”