The Battle of Plassey was a major battle that took place on 23 June 1757 at Palashi, Bengal. It was an important British East India Company victory over the Nawab of Bengal and his French allies. The battle was between Siraj ud-Daulah, the last independent Nawab of Bengal, and the British East India Company.
Causes of the Battle of Plassey:
1.The rampant misuse of the trade privileges given to the British by the Nawab of Bengal.
2.Non-payment of tax and duty by the workers of the British East India Company.
3.Fortification of Calcutta by the British without the Nawab’s permission.
4.Misleading Nawab on various fronts by British.
5.An asylum was provided to Nawab’s enemy Krishna Das.
the result of this battle and why is it so famous?
The consequences of the Battle of Plassey and reasons for which it is so famous:
The defeat of the Nawab was that the forces led by Mir Jafar, one of Sirajuddaulah’s commanders, never fought the battle. Clive had managed to secure his support by promising to make him nawab after crushing Sirajuddaulah.
The Battle of Plassey became famous because it was the first major victory the Company won in India.
What did the British gain from the victory of Battle of Plassey
The Battle of Plassey greatly benefited the British. Through their victory in this battle, the British East India Company was able to install a puppet ruler in Bengal. The Company could now trade unhindered in Bengal.