Talk:Nawabs of Bengal and Murshidabad/GA1

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GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Thine Antique Pen (public) (talk · contribs) 12:57, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Welcome! --Tito Dutta 13:06, 13 August 2012 (UTC)


Image Comment
1776 Rennell - Dury Wall Map of Bihar and Bengal, India - Geographicus - BaharBengal-dury-1776.jpg Looks good, should use commons:template:pd-old-100 though.
Location-Bangla01.png Good. PD.
Bengal map 1893.JPG Good. PD.
Hindoostan map 1831.jpg Good. PD.
Changing to h3 heading! --Tito Dutta 13:19, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

All other images are good. Thine Antique Pen 16:26, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Some observations[edit]

  • To start with, the articles needs to be moved to Nawabs of Bengal and Murshidbad. The ampersand is not acceptable in the title, per WP:AMPERSAND.
  • The article begins with a completely wrong sentence, that the nawabs were rulers of Bengal from 1740 to 1969. Are you kidding? India became independent in 1947. Even befor that Bengal was under the Britsh crown. The nawabs can not be rulers during this time. I do not know what exact official roles they played, but definitely they were not rulers. May be they acted as jamindars or something like that under the British. The ruling part perhaps ended with the battle of Plassey. So please clarify and use appropriate terms.--Dwaipayan (talk) 19:52, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
Okay I may fix the problems. Tamravidhir(২০১২) 10:46, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
Tamravidhir(২০১২) 11:11, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
Not resolved. I do not think they were rulers of Bengal even under the British rule. if you have reference, please provide it. I do not know about the Nawab's status before 1857, but after that the Bengal area came under the direct control of the British Crown, so Nawabs were not rulers anymore after this. Even for their ruling status before 1857, you need to provide reference. And what exact area wea ctually under them? The whole Bengal? Or just around Murshidabad?--Dwaipayan (talk) 06:28, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
Please note: Bengal was a province of the British during the British Raj. During the partition of Bengal (1905–1911), a new province, Assam and East Bengal was created as a Lieutenant-Governorship. In 1911, East Bengal was reunited with Bengal, and the new provinces in the east became: Assam, Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. After the rebellion of 1857 the power to rule was passed over to the British Crown. Administrative control of India came under the prestigious Indian Civil Service which had administrative control over all districts outside the princely states. So Nawabs of Bengal were still the rulers of Bengal but they followed the system of Dual Government. And it has been well mentioned in the article that the Nawabs of Bengal ruled over Bengal, Bihar and Orissa while the Nawabs of Murshidabad ruled over Murshidabad. At last I would say that after finding reliable sources I would surely add them as soon as possible. Thank you. Tamravidhir(২০১২) 12:44, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Bengal (section)[edit]

  • Last two sentences are unreferenced. Please add references. Thine Antique Pen (public) 13:38, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
Tamravidhir(২০১২) 14:15, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

History before the Nawabs' rule (section)[edit]

  • Rule over Bengal in BC: last sentence is unreferenced  Done
  • Ilyas Shahi dynasty: missing a full stop at the end of the last sentence  Done
  • Mughal Empire and others: last sentence in paragraph 1 is unreferenced  Done
  • Mughal Empire and others: entire second paragraph is unreferenced  Done
  • Emergence of the Nawab of Bengal: space needs to be added after ref #26  Done by the way it's ref #29 not ref #26
  • Emergence of the Nawab of Bengal: ref required at end.  Done

History during the Nawabs' rule (section)[edit]

  • Dynasties: first paragraph is unreferenced  Done
  • Under the Mughals: no references at all
  • Maratha expeditions: looks good Face-smile.svg Thank you
  • Under British Rule: looks good Face-smile.svg Thank you
  • Decline of the Nawab of Bengal: looks good Face-smile.svg Thank you
  • Emergence of the Nawab of Murshidabad: last sentence in first paragraph is unreferenced.  Done

List of the Nawabs of Bengal (chronologically) (section)[edit]

Please remove the reference from the title, and include in a header in the table.  Done

List of the Nawabs of Murshidabad (chronologically) (section)[edit]

Please add a reference. Done


GA review – see WP:WIAGA for criteria

  1. Is it reasonably well written?
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    B. MoS compliance for lead, layout, words to watch, fiction, and lists:
  2. Is it factually accurate and verifiable?
    A. References to sources:
    B. Citation of reliable sources where necessary:
    C. No original research:
  3. Is it broad in its coverage?
    A. Major aspects:
    B. Focused:
  4. Is it neutral?
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. Is it stable?
    No edit wars, etc:
  6. Does it contain images to illustrate the topic?
    A. Images are tagged with their copyright status, and valid fair use rationales are provided for non-free content:
    B. Images are provided where possible and appropriate, with suitable captions:
  7. Overall:
    Pass or Fail:

Good job! Passed. Thine Antique Pen 11:16, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

A big big Face-smile.svg Thank you!!!! Tamravidhir(২০১২) 11:31, 20 August 2012 (UTC)