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David Hare

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Hare, David (1775-1842) a Scotch philanthropist. David Hare came to Calcutta to make fortune out of watch making. The new colonial state offered ./.opportunities to artists and artisans to come to Bengal and sell their services as painters, shoemakers, tailors, hairdressers and so on. David Hare, born in an ordinary watch making artisan family of Scotland, came to Calcutta in 1800. By making and repairing watches, Hare made reasonable fortune and he might go back home and spend the rest of his life comfortably. But unlike most other adventurers of his time, Hare resolved to make Bengal his home and dedicate his life to the welfare of the depressed humanity.



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