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The ruins of a fort built by the dutch in the 16th century at Bheemunipatnam.
Bheemunipatnam (Bheemili) in Andhra Pradesh, India was once a port where the colonial Dutch and British carried out their sea trade and minted currency. The centre of trade and commerce that spanned nearly two centuries exists today as an obscure destination 24 km from Vizag (Visakhapatnam).
The Nawabs of Golkonda (a ruined city of Southern India and capital of ancient Golconda Sultanate (c.1518–1687), situated 11 km west of Hyderabad), who ruled Bheemunipatnam from 1568 AD, granted permission to the Dutch to do business in 1628 who built a Fort here in 1641. The Dutch continued business till 1824 and then in the colonial power game were forced to give away Bheemili to the British in 1825.
The town was besieged and ransacked on several occasions. The marauding Marathas ransacked and burnt the town in 1754, it was again destroyed in the Anglo-Dutch wars of 1781 and 1795 and it was finally handed over to the British in 1825 following a treaty in 1824. Subsequently, it became a peaceful Anglo-Dutch settlement.

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  • Copyright: Satya Ghosal (photographer_sg) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 238 W: 1 N: 526] (3533)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-10-16
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-20 10:38
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