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  • Date: 23 June 1757
  • Location: Bengal (in modern-day India)
  • Campaign: Seven Years War (1756-63)
  • Combatants: Britain and the East India Company against the Nawab of Bengal and France
  • Protagonists: Colonel Robert Clive; Siraj-ud-Daulah, the Nawab of Bengal
  • Outcome: British victory

2 comments

Sukhendu Sekhar Ray
7 November 2014, 1.58am

Black Hole story was a white

Black Hole story was a white lie. It was spread to justify Clive's aggression against the Nawab of Bengal,Bihar and Orissa at Murshidabad and plundering of the royal treasury thereat. However, all those who connived with Clive and conspired against the Nawab Siraj-Ud-Doulah ultimately died unnatural death. The list included Mirzaffar, Jagat Seth, Oomichund, Nund Coomar, Mohammadi Beg (the killer of Nawab) and Clive himself.

Vikas
21 April 2013, 4.06pm

Considering how corrupt Clive

Considering how corrupt Clive was, and how much British gained from the battle (because of surety of victory), the black hole incident has to be lie, exaggerated to give EIC an excuse for the attack. The post battle situation in Bengal with EIC in real command was pathetic. It was exploitation in its pure holiness!

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