The siege of Calcutta was a battle between the Bengal Subah and the British East India Company on 20 June 1756. The Nawab of Bengal, Siraj ud-Daulah, aimed to seize Calcutta to punish the Company for the unauthorised construction of fortifications at Fort William.
Who was the Bengal Nawab who attacked Calcutta and why?
The nawab’s attack on Calcutta (now Kolkata) resulted in the Black Hole of Calcutta incident, in which a number of English captives suffocated in a jail cell. Sirāj al-Dawlah became nawab of Bengal on the death of his granduncle, ʿAlī Vardī Khan, in 1756.
What was the main reason for Siraj Ud-Daulah defeat?
one of the main reasons for the defeat of nawab was that the forces led by mir jafar , one of the Sirajuddaulah’s commanders never fought the battle. Robert Clive had managed to secure his support by promising to make him nawb after crushing sirajuddaulah.
What is Blackhole tragedy?
Black Hole of Calcutta, scene of an incident on June 20, 1756, in which a number of Europeans were imprisoned in Calcutta (now Kolkata) and many died.
Under which peshwas rule Marathas attacked Bengal?
From 1741 to 1751, the Marathas under Raghuji Bhonsle invaded Bengal six times. These invasions caused heavy destruction in Bengal, however, each of the invasions was repelled by the armies under Nawab Alivardi Khan. …
Where is Plassey now?
|Plassey Location in West Bengal, India Show map of West Bengal Show map of India Show all|
|Coordinates:23.80°N 88.25°ECoordinates:23.80°N 88.25°E|
Who described the Black Hole tragedy?
Richard Cavendish describes how British prisoners were held captive by the army of the Nawab of Bengal, for one night, in the ‘black hole’ of Fort William in Calcutta.