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The Battle of Plassey was fought in

[A]. 1757
[B]. 1782
[C]. 1748
[D]. 1764

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

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 South Asia which expanded over much of the Indies for the next 190 years. The battle took place at Palashi, Bengal, on the river banks of the Bhagirathi River, about 150 km north of Calcutta, near Murshidabad, then capital of undivided Bengal. The belligerents were Siraj-ud-daulah, the last independent Nawab of Bengal, and the British East India Company.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Plassey


Swati said: (Dec 24, 2010)  
Where it was fought?

Suresh said: (Dec 24, 2010)  
The Battle of Plassey, 23 June 1757, was a decisive British East India Company victory over the Nawab of Bengal and his French allies.

The battle took place at Palashi, Bengal, on the river banks of the Bhagirathi River, about 150 km north of Calcutta, near Murshidabad, then capital of undivided Bengal.

Non said: (Jan 27, 2011)  
Nice One Suresh, Thanks for the knowledge sharing

Aravind Kannan said: (Feb 24, 2011)  
Why battel of plassey is fought?

Sandhya said: (Apr 15, 2011)  
On June 23rd, 1757 at Plassey, a small village and mango grove between Calcutta and Murshidabad, the forces of the East India Company under Robert Clive met the army of Siraj-ud-Doula, the Nawab of Bengal.

Clive had 800 Europeans and 2200 Indians whereas Siraj-ud-doula in his entrenched camp at Plassey was said to have about 50,000 men with a train of heavy artillery. During the battle a monsoon storm, lasting nearly an hour, drenched both sides and the ground, The Indian guns slackened their fire because their powder was insufficiently protected, but when the Indian cavalry charged in the hope that the British guns had suffered similarly they were sharply repulsed by heavy fire. The battle lasted no more than a few hours, and indeed the outcome of the battle had been decided long before the soldiers came to the battlefield. The aspirant to the Nawab's throne, Mir Jafar, was induced to throw in his lot with Clive, and by far the greater number of the Nawab's soldiers were bribed to throw away their weapons, surrender prematurely, and even turn their arms against their own army.

Siraj fled, leaving a still nervous Mir Jafar to occupy the palace and treasury, and to await Clive's coming before ascending the masnad or throne. The act ended with the capture of Siraj-ud-doula when nearing Bihar and was brutally murdered by Mir Jafar's son Miran. Plassey was decisive for the British in India, and for Clive. Jawaharlal Nehru, in The Discovery of India (1946), justly describes Clive as having won the battle "by promoting treason and forgery", and pointedly notes that British rule in India had "an unsavory beginning and something of that bitter taste has clung to it ever since."

Bhargavi said: (May 26, 2011)  
Nice info sandhya.

Kiran Pingale said: (Dec 1, 2011)  
Was only conspiracy of british & Mir jafar responsible for plassy victory by british? Or any other reason? Please tell me.

Kaka said: (Apr 18, 2012)  
Who won the plassy war ?

Kallu said: (Apr 26, 2012)  
Siraj fled, leaving a still nervous Mir Jafar to occupy the palace and treasury, and to await Clive's coming before ascending the masnad or throne. The act ended with the capture of Siraj-ud-doula when nearing Bihar and was brutally murdered by Mir Jafar's son Miran. Plassey was decisive for the British in India, and for Clive. Jawaharlal Nehru, in The Discovery of India (1946), justly describes Clive as having won the battle "by promoting treason and forgery", and pointedly notes that British rule in India had "an unsavory beginning and something of that bitter taste has clung to it ever since."

Prem said: (Apr 27, 2012)  
Jawaharlal Nehru, in The Discovery of India (1946) , justly describes Clive as having won the battle "by promoting treason and forgery", and pointedly notes that British rule (Ela unnav ra nenu Prem ni, basara nundi) in India had "an unsavory beginning and something of that bitter taste has clung to it ever since. ".

Showkat Ahmad said: (Aug 1, 2012)  
The battle in name only, was won by Metropolis before it was fought. It is worth to say that the cards were played before the game begins. It was an important land mark not only in the Bengal politics but in the India as a whole. The power shifted from the Indigenous Nawabs to the Cruel governors.

Padu said: (Aug 23, 2012)  
The battle of plassey was fought between shivaji maharaj and ant. It was a huge battle. Thousands of micro organisms died! shivaji also died! ant also died! winner was me! tujhe kya pata kitne paapad belne padte hai!

Nikhil Sharma said: (Nov 17, 2012)  
What was rule of british east India company?

Amit Justa said: (Oct 27, 2013)  
Plassey was the battle between East India Company and nawab of bengal Sirajudaula.

Raghu Raj Sahoo said: (Nov 18, 2013)  
What was rule of British east India company?

Kanwal said: (Nov 19, 2013)  
Who was the powerful ruler of Bengal?

Nagaraju said: (Feb 10, 2014)  
What is east Bengal is it Bangladesh?

Ramesh said: (Feb 14, 2014)  
Ya you are right Bangladesh is considered that time east Bengal.

Prahallad said: (May 13, 2014)  
Who is the leader of east India company?

Shweta said: (Sep 15, 2014)  
It was a true?

Akash Gutta said: (Oct 12, 2014)  
Yeah you are right. Bangladesh is considered that time east bengal.

Vilas.Ss Brother'S said: (Oct 16, 2014)  
I want to ask one question, in the 1757 Plassey battle during but which British governor had attended?

Raksha said: (Jan 27, 2015)  
The correct answer is A, the battle was did on 1757.

Anuja said: (Feb 12, 2015)  
Was our Bengal Nawab was that much weak to loss in the Battle of Plassey.

P.Saha said: (Aug 24, 2015)  
What was siraj-ud-doula father's name?

Sunil Kantia said: (Sep 7, 2015)  
Plassey 1757 is Nawab of finely out this carrier.

Krithik said: (Oct 20, 2015)  
Where did Battle of Plassey take place?

Thakur Anmol Singh said: (Apr 19, 2016)  
Full name of the king Mirza Muhammad Siraj ud- Daulah. His father's name was Zain ud-Din Ahmed.

Rina said: (Apr 27, 2016)  
Nice information about the Indian history. Thank you all.

Puja said: (May 25, 2016)  
Interesting information, Thanks a lot.

Amar said: (Jul 10, 2016)  
Good discussions. Help me lot to understand the solution.

Saikrupa said: (Aug 12, 2016)  
What is the reason to have battle of plassey?

Piyush said: (Oct 13, 2016)  
Hi @Saikrupa

Robert Clive bribed Mir Jafar, the commander in chief of the nawab's army, and also promised him to make him Nawab of Bengal. He defeated the Nawab at Plassey in 1757 and captured Calcutta. The battle was preceded by the attack on British-controlled Calcutta by Nawab Siraj-Ud-Daulah and the Black Hole massacre.

Ajay said: (Oct 26, 2016)  
Thank you all for providing the useful information.

Kanishka said: (Dec 29, 2016)  
It was an excellent information about the battle of Plassey.

Mihir said: (Jan 5, 2017)  
This lead to the rise of British sun and sunset of India's independence.

Ksr said: (Feb 11, 2017)  
Really good question with an explanation. Thank you all

Anjali said: (Feb 20, 2017)  
Why battle of plassey fought?

Nidz said: (May 6, 2017)  
Thank you all for this valuable information.

Seema said: (May 24, 2017)  
It's great. Thanks to all.

Aditya Singh said: (Jul 27, 2017)  
Who was the commander in chief of Bengal?

Rajesh said: (Jul 31, 2017)  
Nice information. Thank you.

Kousik Ghosh said: (Sep 15, 2017)  
Nice information. Thank you all.

Ritik said: (Oct 6, 2017)  
I mean British won the battle of plassey.

Sowmya K B said: (Dec 27, 2017)  
What is the main causes for battle of plassey?

Karthik said: (Jan 6, 2018)  
The answer is option A which is 1757.

But what occurred causing this battle?

Deepesh Sharma said: (Mar 7, 2018)  
What is the main cause of Battle of Plassey?

S. Mukherjee said: (Aug 4, 2018)  
Siraj-Ud-Daulah wasn't killed by Miran. Muhammadi Beg is the one who killed Siraj by a dagger, out of some personal vendetta, being provoked by Miran. The dagger is still preserved in Museum of Murshidabad.

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