Battle of Buxar

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Mir Qasim sought the help of Shuja – ud – daula, the Nawab of Oudh to fight against the English.

Shuja had to pay war indemnity to English

After the Battle of Plassey, Mir Jafar functioned as the Nawab of Bengal. In 1760 he was overthrown and the English made his son – in – law Mir Qasim as the Nawab of Bengal. By signing a secret treaty with Mir Qasim the English secured the regions of Burdwan, Midnapur and Chittagong. When Mir Qasim opposed the English, he was dethroned and Mir Jafar was again made the Nawab of Bengal.

Mir Qasim sought the help of Shuja – ud – daula, the Nawab of Oudh to fight against the English. Even Shal Alam II the fugitive Moghul Emperor joined hands to fight against The English. This led to the famous Battle of Buxar in which the english defeated the combined forces. This victory strengthened the British power in India.
After the Battle of Buxar, the English forced the Nawab of Oudh, Shuja – ud – daula to sign the treaty of Allahabad in 1764.

The British restored Qudh to Shuja – ud – daula with the exception of Allahabad and Kara. Kara and Allahabad were given to the Mughal emperor Shah Alam II. Shuja had to give permission for stationing the British troops which could be used to fight against his enemies and its expenses to be borne by Shuja. Shuja had to pay war indemnity to English.

In 1765 the English added a new provision to the treaty of Allahabad. According to which they secured the Diwani rights (collection of revenue) of Bihar, Bengal and Orissa and the Nizamat rights (defence, police) of the Mughal empire. The victory began English rule in India.


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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
11th Oct 2015 (#)

Awesome post you shared and the history in it, cheers!

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