The Battle of Buxar

Jay and Veeru were best friends. They were ready to do anything for each other.

Rocky was the bad guy in their class, who had no friends. So he was jealous of their friendship. He planned to break their bond.

He told Jay that Veeru was cheating on him. So the two friends started fighting.

Rocky did this for his own pleasure with the help of Veeru and his vulnerability.

Jay was placed in a new section and made new friends. Veeru could not make a new friend and even Rocky did not support him after this fight in the class.

With this example, the teacher explained to the class that backstabbing never helps.

She added that there are many more examples in history that support the same, e.g. the famous battle of Buxar was a result of backstabbing.

Let’s learn about the reason for the Battle of Buxar

After the Battle of Plassey, Mir Jafar became the Nawab, exactly what he had wished for.

He backstabbed Siraj Ud Daulah and got the crown of Nawab given by the company.

Later, the Company realized that even a puppet ruler like Mir Jafar was not that useful.

Mir Jafar was not working as per the wishes of the company.

The East India Company removed Mir Jafar and made Mir Qasim the new Nawab of Bengal.

Mir Kasim also started opposing the company and his complaints became a problem for them. So the company thought of getting rid of him too.

This led to the turning point of the Indian History that is, the Battle of Buxar on 22nd October 1764.

This battle was fought between the English forces and the combined forces of Mir Qasim, Nawab of Awadh Shuja Ud Daula, and the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II.

The English forces defeated Mir Qasim and his combined army.

Let us explore the after-effects of the Battle of Buxar.

After the Battle of Buxar, Mir Jafar was again placed at the Nawab’s position.

The Nawab had to pay Rupees 500,000 every month to the company, but the company wanted more revenue.

After this battle, the Treaty of Allahabad was signed in 1765 between the Mughal l Emperor Shah Alam II and Robert Clive, of the East India Company.

After Mir Jafar’s death in 1765, the Company made itself the Nawab.

Revision

The Battle of Buxar was an after effect of the Battle of Plassey.

After the death of Mir Jafar, the British decided to become the real Nawabs of Bengal and Robert Clive started a dual system of governance,

according to which two powers were ruling in Bengal. The British were taking care of the revenue and the military and the Nawab was looking after the day to day administration.

According to which two powers were ruling in Bengal, British were taking care revenue and military and nawab was looking after day to day administration.

So, the Battle of Buxar made the Britishers the real power of Bengal and made the Nawab a nominal ruler.

The End