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Plassey

[plah-see, plas-ee] /ˈplɑ si, ˈplæs i/
noun
1.
a village in NE India, about 80 miles (128 km) north of Calcutta: Clive's victory over a Bengal army here (1757) led to the establishment of British power in India.
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Plassey

/ˈplæsɪ/
noun
1.
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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historic village, east-central West Bengal state, northeastern India. It lies just east of the Bhagirathi River. Plassey was the scene of the decisive victory of British forces under Robert Clive over those of the nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-Dawlah, in 1757. Dispatched from Madras with reinforcements to reestablish British factories (trading stations) in Bengal, Clive was aided in his mission by the treachery of the nawab's generals. The Battle of Plassey helped pave the way for the British acquisition of Bengal. A monument marks the scene of the battlefield, which has been partially washed away by a shift of the Bhagirathi

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