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.
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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