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Friday, August 31, 2007

Not remembering Plassey - Sankar Ray

Two hundred and fifty years ago, on 23 June 1757, the last sovereign nawab of Bengal (which included present-day Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa and Bangladesh) was defeated on the banks of the Ganga by an army under the command of the British East India Company’s Colonel Robert Clive. The battle came to be known as the Battle of Plassey, after the mango orchard of Palashi, near Murshidabad, on which it was fought. Clive’s victory and the subsequent annexation of Bengal allowed the East India Company to strengthen its military might across India, paving the way for it to make massive economic gains – some would say plunder.

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Blogger Malaika said...

nice post...where did you find this article?

August 31, 2007 8:52 AM  
Blogger temporal said...


the link is there:)

August 31, 2007 11:32 AM  

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