British recapture Calcutta from Mogul forces (51 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error


Having arrived back in India to take command of Fort St. David, south of Madras, in June 1756, on 16 October 1756 Clive led a British army force from in Madras to retake Calcutta from Siraj-ud-Daula. He recaptured Calcutta on 2 January 1757 and forced Siraj-ud-Daula to pay compensation and permit British fortification of the city.

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Editors. "British recapture Calcutta from Mogul forces". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[, accessed 17 January 2018.]

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.