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Plassey a village in NE India, in West Bengal, north-west of Calcutta. It was the scene in 1757 of a battle in which a small British army under Robert Clive defeated the forces of the nawab of Bengal, establishing British supremacy in Bengal.

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Plassey

Plassey (plăs´ē), village, West Bengal state, NE India. In Plassey, Robert Clive decisively defeated (1757) the Nawab of Bengal, preparing the way for British dominion over NE India and earning him the title Baron Clive of Plassey.

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