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WELCOME TO THE PRESENTATION

NAWAB SIRAJUDDAULA AND THE BATTLE OF PALASHI

About Shirajuddaula(1756-1757)

Maternal grandson of Alivardi Khan Became the Nawab in 10 april 1756 Ruled over the subcontinent from 1756 to 1757 The last independent Nawab of Bengal

Assumption of the Historians about Nawab

Cruel and ruthless Responsible for the conflict Alienation of the dominant ruling class Division of communal lines

Issues involved

Issues of cruelty Issues of conflict Issues of conspiracy Issues of schism

Character of Nawab Shirajuddaula

Independent Rigid Diplomatic rebellious

CAUSES OF THE CONFLICT BETWEEN SHIRAJUDDAULA AND EAST INDIA COMPANY

WHAT WAS THE CAUSE ?

Vanity ?
or

Avarice?

ISSUES OF RESENTMENT

The question of Fortification The abuse of Dastaks Protection given to the offending subjects of the Nawab in Kolkata

PALASHI CONSPIRACY

PALASHI CONSPIRACY

Mir Jafars treachery House of seths Seths support Role of the British

PALASHI CONSPIRACY

CONQUEST SUB-IMPERIALISM AND PRIVATE TRADE

EUROPEAN TRADE IN BENGAL

Community between Hindu mercantile class and the European

ASSUMPTIONS ON IMPORT BUSINESS

Import of textiles and silks Import of cloth in1747 Information from dutch source

BUSINESS MERCHANTS

Commercial and banking class Asian merchants Merchants princes

Jagat seth Umichand Khawja wajid

Scism in the Society

Thesis observers

Hill Law Scott

Pre-palashi bengali society Change in the govt. Downfall of Nawab

SIRAJ- A THREAT TO THE RULING CLIQUE

Distributing posts Conflict with the company(Dastaks)

THE BATTLE OF PALASHI

THE BATTLE OF PALASHI

Took place on june 23, 1757, on the bank of Bhagirathi river about 150 km north to Kolkata.

Details of Battle

Troops and weapons

Nawab

Army of about 50,000 with some heavy artillery operated by 40 French soldiers

British

2,200 europeans and 800 native indians with a small number of guns

Details of Battle

Principal officersNawab :

Jafar Ali Khancommanding 16,000 cavalry Mir Madan Manickchand Rai Durlabh Monsieur St.frayFrench artillery officer
Mir

IN THE BATTLE

TURNING POINT OF THE BATTLE

The sudden death of Mir Madan in the battle Adopting the suggestion of Mir Jafar and Mir Jafars Treachery

CONSEQUENCES OF THE BATTLE

The fall of shirajuddaula Rise and establishment of British domination over Indian sub-continent

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