Why did the British defeat the Nawab of Bengal in the Battle of plassey?
Causes of the defeat of Siraj ud Daulah
- He was not a much loved ruler
- Ghaseti Begum (Meherun-Nisa), and another nephew, Shawkat Jang, wanted to remove Siraj from the throne
- Mir Jafar, commander-in-chief of the army was courted assiduously by Ghaseti
- Mir Jafar and Aminchand collaborated with teh British against Siraj
- Siraj's army did not raise arms aginst teh British in the war field.