Through these pages we hope to collect relevant information connected
with the jute
industry in India and especially its associations with Dundee and Angus in
Housed within the Archives
Department of the University of Dundee are many papers relating to the
involvement of Dundee and Angus
in the jute industry both here and in India.
A great number of men from Dundee and Angus went to India, particularly
work in the jute mills, in various positions from overseers to managers.
We would be very
interested to hear from anyone who worked in any jute mill in India, their
memories/impressions of India and the jute industry there.
The jute industry was affected greatly by the independence of India and
1947. Partition brought about problems within the industry and a great
number of new mills
were built in the 1950's in the then East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. Any
this would be greatly received.
A list of jute mills in India
Jute in Bengal
Bengal in 1917
A list of jute mills in Bangladesh
Bangladesh Jute Mills
A map of part of Bangladesh showing some jute
Burials in Sirajganj,
A few details of burials from a burial ground
Register of Burials,
Relating mainly to the Tea Plantations, but perhaps
still of interest
Please feel free to email Andrew
Ramsay Nicoll or
Robertson, or you
can write to me, Andrew Ramsay Nicoll at Tay Valley Family History
Society, Family History
Research Centre, 179 Princes Street Dundee, DD4 6DQ, Scotland.
|The research work on these pages remains
the property of Andrew Ramsay Nicoll and Jimmie Robertson