Battle of Plassey ends Mogul threat to British in north-east India

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Historical Context Note

East India Company and British forces under Robert Clive end the aspirations of Nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-Daula. The battle was also a serious setback for the French who supported the Nawab’s campaign. The new Nawab, Mir Jafar, is installed as a puppet of the East India Company which in effect establishes British imperial authority over the richest region in India, without any mandate from the British government to do so.

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Citation:
Editors. "Battle of Plassey ends Mogul threat to British in north-east India". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 December 2007
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