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Dutt, Romesh Chunder [Rameshchandra Datta] (1848–1909), administrator in India and author, son of Ishanchandra and Thakamani Dutt, was born in Calcutta on 13 August 1848. He came from one of the Calcutta families who had prospered through their commercial associations with the British ...

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Romesh Chunder Dutt [Rameshchandra Datta] (1848–1909) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ganga Govind Singh [Ganga Gobinda Sinha] (fl. 1750–1795), revenue administrator in Bengal, wielded great power and influence under Warren Hastings, accumulating in the process a huge fortune which enabled his descendants to become one of the most notable families in nineteenth-century ...