siraj ud daula


1728?–57, nawab of Bengal 1756–57. Unabridged
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Siraj-ud-daula (sɪˈrɑːdʒʊdˈdaʊlə)
?1728--57, Indian leader who became the Great Mogul's deputy in Bengal (1756); opponent of English colonization. He captured Calcutta (1756) from the English and many of his prisoners suffocated in a crowded room that became known as the Black Hole of Calcutta. He was defeated (1757) by a group of Indian nobles in alliance with Robert Clive

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