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What are the reasons for BATTLE OF PLASSEY ?

Asked by Preeti Agarwal (student) , on 9/6/15


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Plassey, battle of (1757). The victory at Plassey gave the East India Company control of Bengal. Following the attack by the independent Mughal nawab (governor) of Bengal, Siraj al-Dawla, on the British settlements in Bengal in the summer of 1856, a force commanded by Col Robert Clive was sent from Madras. In March 1757 Clive forced the submission of the French settlement at Chandernagore and then marched against Siraj al-Dawla 's forces, having first suborned his principal commanders who remained inactive during the battle which took place on 23 June 1757 on the banks of the Bhagirathi river. Clive was very heavily outnumbered and outgunned, but the battle resolved itself into an artillery duel which the nawab lost when his powder was soaked by rain. Clive 's total casualties numbered only 63


Posted by Ishan Goyal (student) on 13/5/12

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The Battle of Plassey was one of the major steps that brought England to dominate and conquer India. It was not only a battle with local authorities but part of the rivalry with France over available markets. However, European colonial expansion was a part of an even bigger phenomenon that would bind the peoples and cultures of the world together through dissemination of technology and sharing among cultures. In years to come it would bring the Western colonialists to some awareness of their spiritual responsibility for other nations—for example, no matter how wide was the gap between the rich and poor in the West, in the East it was even wider.

Posted by Harshita Chaturvedi (student) on 13/5/12

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The victory at plassey changed the company from trading institution to apolitical institution in the bengal.They started playing important role in politics.It also expose the wicknesses of the indian political system. 

Posted by Jyotirmay Patel (student) on 26/5/12

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  • siraj ud daulah was administering the state of bengal. he ordered the british and french to demolish the fortification at calcutta and chandernagore respectively. The french obliged his ordre but the british did not.he attacked the british factory at cassimbazaar and also captured fort William.
  • This was the reason behind the battle of plassey.
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 after hearing the capture the company sent a large military expedetion under robert clive and admiral watson. without any serious fighting gtghey recapgtured calcutta. The british conspired with Mir Jafar the commander in chief of siraj ud daulah and placed him as the nawab of bengal.

Posted by Maher Sayeed (student) on 10/6/15

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MURSHID QULI KHAN , ALIVARDI KHAN AND SIRAJUDDAULAH REFUSED TO GRANT THE COMPANY CONCESSIONS , DEMANDED LARGE TRIBUTES FOR THE COMPANY'S RIGHTS TO TRADE , DENIED IT ANY RIGHT TO MINT COINS , STOPPED IT FROM EXTENDING FORTIFICATIONS . ACCUSING THE COMPPANY TO DECEIT , THE Y CLAIMED THAT THE COMPANY WAS DEPRIVING THE BENGAL GOVERNMENT OF HUGE AMOUNTS OF REVENUE AND UNDERMINING THE AUTHORITY OF THE NAWAB..,
                                           
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Posted by Jinesh Patel (student) on 16/6/15

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