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Plassey

(plăs`ē), anglicized name of Palashi, village, West Bengal state, NE India. In the battle of Plassey, Robert CliveClive, Robert, Baron Clive of Plassey
, 1725–74, British soldier and statesman. He went to India in 1743 as a clerk for the British East India Company and entered the military service of the company in 1744; he soon distinguished himself in the fighting against the French.
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 decisively defeated (1757) the Nawab of Bengal, preparing the way for British dominion over NE India and earning him the title Baron Clive of Plassey.

Plassey

 

a village in Bengal, India. It is near the site of the battle of Plassey, which took place on July 23, 1757. On that date, a detachment of 800 English soldiers and 2,200 sepoys commanded by R. Clive routed the 68,000-man army of the nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-Daula. After the battle, Clive placed on the nawab’s throne the traitor Mir Jafar, who had commanded the main Bengal forces. In effect, Clive subjugated Bengal to the authority of the British East India Company. The capture of Bengal, which was the result of the battle of Plassey, marked the beginning of the British colonial empire in India.

Plassey

a village in NE India, in W Bengal: scene of Clive's victory (1757) over Siraj-ud-daula, which established British supremacy over India
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