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Encyclopedia > Battle of Buxar
Battle of Buxar
Part of the Seven Years' War
Date November 6 (O.S.) or November 16 (N.S.), 1764
Location Near Buxar,
Result British East India Company Victory
Combatants
Bengal,
British East India Company
Commanders
Mir Kasim,
Hector Munro
Strength
40,000 infantry,
18,000 infantry,
Casualties
high low

Battle of Buxar (October 1764) was a significant battle fought between the forces under the command of the British East India Company on the one side, and the combined armies of Mir Kasim, the Nawab of Bengal ; Suja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh; and Shah Alam II, the Mughal Emperor. The battle fought at Buxar, a town (currently in Bihar state, India) located on the bank of the Ganges river, was a decisive battle won by the forces of the British East India Company. Combatants Kingdom of Prussia Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland Electorate of Hanover Kingdom of Portugal Brunswick Hesse-Kassel Holy Roman/Austrian Empire Kingdom of France Russian Empire Kingdom of Sweden Kingdom of Spain Electorate of Saxony Kingdom of Naples and Sicily Kingdom of Sardinia The Seven Years War (1754... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... Old Style or O.S. is a designation indicating that a date conforms to the Julian calendar, formerly in use in many countries, rather than the Gregorian calendar, currently in use in most countries. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... Old Style or O.S. is a designation indicating that a date conforms to the Julian calendar, formerly in use in many countries, rather than the Gregorian calendar, currently in use in most countries. ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Buxar is an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India. ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was one of the first joint-stock companies. ... Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in the Bengali language, is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was one of the first joint-stock companies. ... Mir Qasim (also spelt Mir Kasim (d. ... Sir Hector Munro (1726 - December 27, 1805), was a British military leader. ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was one of the first joint-stock companies. ... Mir Qasim (also spelt Mir Kasim (d. ... Nawab (Urdu: نواب ) was originally the subadar (provincial governor) or viceroy of a subah (province) or region of the Mughal empire. ... Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in the Bengali language, is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ... Nawab (Urdu: نواب ) was originally the subadar (provincial governor) or viceroy of a subah (province) or region of the Mughal empire. ... Location of Awadh Awadh (Devanagari अवध) (also known in various British historical texts as Oudh, Oundh or Oude) is a region in the center of the modern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, which was before Independence known as the United Provinces of Oudh and Agra. ... Shah Alam II (1728–1806) was a Mughal emperor of India. ... The following list of Indian monarchs is one of several Wikipedia lists of incumbents. ... Buxar is an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India. ... Bihar (Hindi: बिहार, Urdu: بہار, IPA: ,  ) is a state of the Indian union situated in the eastern part of the country. ... Early morning on the Ganges The River Ganges (Ganga in Indian languages) (Devanagiri गंगा) is a major river in northern India. ...


The battle resulted into loosing the ability to secure the bull shit of Diwani rights to administer the collection and management of revenues of large areas which currently form parts of Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh , as well as of Bangladesh. The Battle of Buxar heralded the establishment of the rule of the East India Company in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent. West Bengal   (Bengali: পশ্চিমবঙ্গ, Poshchimbôŋgo) is a state in eastern India. ... Jharkhand   (Hindi: झारखंड, Bengali: ঝাড়খণ্ড,IPA: ) is a state in eastern India. ... Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: , Urdu: ‎, translation: Northern Province, IPA: ,  ), also popularly known by its abbreviation U.P., is the most populous and fifth largest state in the Republic of India. ... Satellite image of the Indian subcontinent Map of South Asia (see note) This article deals with the geophysical region in Asia. ...


While the Battle of Plassey secured a foothold for the British east India company in India, the Battle of Buxar made them the dominant force in India. Combatants British East India Company Siraj Ud Daulah, Nawab of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa, La Compagnie des Indes Orientales Commanders Colonel Robert Clive (later Governor of Bengal and Baron of Plassey) Mir Jafar Ali Khan, Commander-in-chief of the Nawab, M. Sinfray, French Secretary to the Council Strength 2...


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BANGLAPEDIA: Buxar, Battle of (803 words)
Buxar, Battle of (1764) marked the final ascendancy of the English in Bengal.
After the battle of palashi (I757), the English east india company was seized with unsurpassable greed, believing that the wealth of Bengal was inexhaustible.
Fighting resumed in the autumn of 1764 and the campaign concluded by the resounding victory of the English at Buxar (in Bihar) on October 22.
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