What were the reasons of the defeat of Siraj-ud-daulah in the battle of Passey? (3 points)
Causes of the defeat of Siraj ud Daulah
- He was not a much loved ruler
- Ghaseti Begum (Meherun-Nisa), and another nephew, Shawkat Jang, wanted to remove Siraj from the throne
- Mir Jafar, commander-in-chief of the army was courted assiduously by Ghaseti
- Mir Jafar and Aminchand collaborated with the British against Siraj
- Siraj's army did not raise arms aginst the British in the war field.
The British with some bribery, reached out to Siraj-ud-Daulah's deposed army chief - Mir Jafar. Mir Jafar thus assembled his troops near the battlefield, but made no move to actually join the battle.The Battle of Plassey 23 June, 1757, was a decisive British East India Company victory over the Nawab of Bengal and his French allies, establishing Company rule in India which expanded over much of South Asia for the next 90 years. . The opponents were Siraj Ud Daulah, the last independent Nawab of Bengal, and the British East India Company. The British, worried about being outnumbered and not above some bribery, reached out to Siraj-ud-Daulah's deposed army chief - Mir Jafar, along with others such as Yar Latif, Jagat Seth, Maharaja Krishna Nath and Rai Durlab