MemberJune 22, 2023 at 5:18 pm::
*ANSWER TO THE FIRST QUESTION PERTAINING TO THE BATTLE OF PLASSEY*
Battle of Plassey is a major historic event in the history of India, which was fought on 23rd June 1757 in West Bengal. The Battle of Plassey was fought between the British East India Company and the Nawab of Bengal. Robert Clive led the East India Company while Siraj-ud-daula, with the French troops, fought against them.
The causes of the Battle are as listed below:
1. The British East India Company and it’s desire to expand, politically and economically.
2.Rivalry between the British East India company and Siraj-Siraj-ud-Daulah, the Nawab of Bengal. Siraj-Siraj-ud-Daulah was concerned about the British encroachment on his authority and feared their growing influence.
3.The British East India Company sought to gain control over Bengal’s wealth and resources, including its textile industry and the revenue from the lucrative trade in commodities such as silk, cotton, and indigo. Economic interests played a significant role in motivating the British to confront the Nawab of Bengal which led to the Battle of Plassey.