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Circars, The, a former Indian territory on the coast of the Bay of Bengal, 100 miles by 18. and having an area of 17,000 square miles. The Circars - now part of the Madras Presidency - were ceded to the French by the native authorities in 1757. Lord Clive obtained their cession by the Court of Delhi to the East India Company in 1766, and they became an ordinary British possession in 1823.