After the Battle of Plassey
, the BEIC stripped the treasury by removing the entire accumulated treasure, devastated the agriculture by altering crop patterns, shattered the trading community by monopolising trade, altered the nature of land holdings by creating a feudal class and enhanced the land taxes unrealistically.
1757: The Battle of Plassey
took place in Bengal, with victory for a British force of European and Indian sepoy troops, led by Clive of India, over troops of the Nawab of Bengal backed by French artillery, laying the foundations of the British Empire in India.
The Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403 features in Shakespeare's Henry IV Part One, while the town was also home to Robert Clive, who won India at the Battle of Plassey
, and Charles Darwin, the great naturalist.
He was a descendent of Chinese immigrants who came and settled in Calcutta starting from the later half of the 18th century, shortly after the historic Battle of Plassey
, until the beginning of the 20th century.
Thus, he contends that George I ruled "three kingdoms, twelve colonies, and an Electorate," which affords him an extra kingdom but shorts him a handful of colonies, and Simms fails to include the Battle of Plassey
as one of the important British victories during the Seven Years War (87).
The Battle of Plassey
in 1757 is usually reckoned as the starting point for the British Empire in India.
The company's century-long rule of all of India effectively began following the Battle of Plassey
in 1757 when Robert Clive defeated Siraj Ud Daulah, the last independent ruler of Bengal.
Robert Clive, with just 3,000 British troops, defeats 50,000 Indian and French soldiers at the Battle of Plassey
Several early British victories, including the famous battle of Plassey
, unfolded according to this script.
The study begins with a highly satisfactory narrative of the Company and Clive after the Battle of Plassey
The men who fought with Clive in the battle of Plassey
were the Dusads, and the Dusads are Untouchables.
Within twenty years of his sack of Delhi, Lord Clive fought the Battle of Plassey
(1757) and launched the British conquest of India.
But there were some exceptions, as much as some of the Muslim nobles betrayed the Nawab during the fateful Battle of Plassey
(1757) and sided with the forces of the East India Company that was led by Robert Clive.
It seems like a befitting honour to the company that started as a trading outfit in the Indian subcontinent in December 1600 but became the ruler of a large swathe of the land after the Battle of Plassey
Also on This Day: 1757: British troops under Clive overthrew the Nawab of Bengal at at Battle of Plassey
paving the way for the British Empire in India; 1894: Birth of the Duke of Windsor, who briefly reigned as Edward VIII in 1936; 1916: Birth of cricketer Sir Leonard Hutton, English cricket's first professional captain; 1924: Death of Cecil James Sharp, founder of the English Folk Society; 1951: British diplomats Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean fled to USSR; 1985: Sikh terrorist bomb explosion killed 325 in Air India Boeing 747 flying from Canada.