The Battle of Plassey (1757) Illustrations

The Battle of Plassey (Bengali: পলাশীর যুদ্ধ), 23 June 1757, was a decisive British East India Company victory over the Nawab of Bengal and his French allies, establishing Company rule in India which expanded over much of South Asia for the next 190 years. The battle took place at Palashi, West Bengal, on the riverbanks of the Bhagirathi River, about 150 km north of Calcutta, near Murshidabad, then the capital of the Nawab of Bengal. The opponents were Siraj Ud Daulah, the last independent Nawab of Bengal, and the British East India Company.

The Nawab's Artillery on it's movable platform

Arrival of the Nawab before Clive's Position