Battle Of Buxar !!!!!!

 

Battle of Buxar

Date
November 6 (O.S.) or November 16 (N.S.), 1764
Location
Near Buxar
Result
British East India Company Victory.
Belligerents
Nawab of Bengal, Awadh , Mughal Empire  
British East India Company
Commanders
Mir Qasim ,Suja-ud-Daula, Shah Alam II
Hector Munro of Novar
Strength
40,000 infantry
18,000 infantry
Casualties and losses
high
low

Battle of Buxar was fought in October 1764 between the forces under the command of the British East India Company, and the combined armies of Mir Kasim, the Nawab of Bengal; Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh; and Shah Alam II, the Mughal Emperor. The battle fought at Buxar (currently in Bihar state, India), a town located on the bank of the Ganges river, was a decisive battle won by the forces of the British East India Company.

The battle and booty

British troops engaged in the fighting numbered 7,072 comprising 857 British, 5,297 Indian sepoys and 918 Indian cavalry. The number of the native forces were estimated to be around 40,000. Lack of co-ordination among the three desparate allies, each with a different axe to grind, was responsible for their decisive debacle.

British losses are said to have been 847 killed and wounded, while the three Indian allies accounted for 2,000 dead; many more were wounded. The victors captured 133 pieces of artillery and over 1 million rupees of cash.

Battle of Buxar makes British revenue collectors

Battle of Buxar (October 1764) was fought between the forces under the command of the British East India Company on the one side, and combined armies of Mir Kasim, Nawab of Bengal; Suja-ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh and Shah Alam II, the Mughal Emperor. The battle fought at Buxar (currently in Bihar state, India), a town located on the bank of the Ganges river, was a decisive battle won by the forces of the British East India Company.
battle resulted into securing 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. Battle of Buxar establishment of the rule of the East India Company in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent.
While the Battle of Plassey secured a foot for the British east India company in India, the Battle of Buxar made them the dominant force in India.

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