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Battle of Plassey



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Battle of Plassey The Battle of Plassey was a battle only in name. The major part of the Nawab's army led by the traitors Mir Jafar and Rai Durlabh, took no part in the fighting. The Nawab was forced to flee and was captured and put to death by Mir Jafar's son Miran. The English proclaimed Mir Jafar, the Nawab of Bengal and set out to gather the reward. The company was granted undisputed right to free trade in Bengal, Bihar and Orrisa. It also received the zamindari of the 24 Parghanas near Calcutta. Mir Jafar paid a sum of Rs. 1,77,00,000 as compensation for the attack on Calcutta to the Company and the traders of the city.

Mir Jafar's treasury was soon emptied by the demands of the Company's officials for presents and bribes. When Mir Jafar hesitated to fulfill their all expectations they forced him in October 1760 to leave the throne in favour of his son-in-law, Mir Qasim, who rewarded his benefactors by granting the Company the Zamindari of districts of Burdwan, Midnapur and Chittagong and giving handsome presents, totalling 29 Lakh of rupees to the high English officials.

Those Who Betrayed Siraj-ud-Daula
Jagat Seth a rich banker
Khadim Khan a powerful noble
Manik Chand officer in charge of Calcutta
Mir Jaffar Commander-in-Chief
Amin Chand a famous merchant of Calcutta
Rai Durlabh Treasurer of Nawab
Qhasiti Begum His matinal aunt

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