BARRACKPUR, a town and magisterial subdivision of British India, in the district of Twenty-four Parganas, Bengal.
Barrackpur played an important part in the two Sepoy mutinies of 1824 and 1857, but the details of these belong to the general history of British rule in India.
North Barrackpur had a population in 1901 of 12,600 and south Barrackpur of 19,307.
Barrackpur subdivision was formed in 1904.
The first signs of the approaching trouble were displayed at the great military station of Barrackpur, 16 m.
A fortnight later he wrote, as the result of his inquiries, "We have at Barrackpur been dwelling upon a mine ready for explosion."
The defaulting regiment was, marched down to Barrackpur for punishment.