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10 SEPTEMBER, 2017 (MAINS)

TODAY’S ANSWER WRITING CHALLENGE FROM GS- I

Q1. The Battle of Plassey is thought to be one of the most important battles for the control of the Indian subcontinent by the colonial powers. Discuss. (200 words)

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  • Osho Korde

    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. It let the British East India Company take control of this part of the Indian subcontinent. Their area of control grew over a large part of the Indies in the next hundred years.
    The battle took place at Palashi, Bengal on the river banks of the Bhagirathi River. The fighting took place about 150 kilometers (93 mi) north of Calcutta. This was near Murshidabad which was the capital of Bengal at the time. Plassey is the anglicized version of Palashi. The battle was between Siraj ud-Daulah, the last independent Nawab of Bengal, and the British East India Company.

    This is to be one of the most important battles for the control of the Indian subcontinent by the colonial powers. The British now had influence over the Nawab. They also got a lot of revenue from trade. The British used this revenue to increase their military power. They pushed the other European colonial powers such as the Dutch and the French out of South Asia. This was a sign of the expansion the British Empire in Asia.