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Calcutta falls to the British in 1757 on this date

2nd January, 1757: The British take Calcutta back from Nawab Siraj-ud-daulah who had been holding the city since June 1956. The young Nawab had succeeded his grandfather Alivardi, a British sympathiser. He was angered by their refusal to stop adding … Continue reading

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