SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-3

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    Which one among the following was the immediate cause of attack by Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah on Calcutta

    A)  Refusal of the English Company to pay the overdue trade tax

    B)  The English conspired against the Nawab with a view to depose him from the Throne

    C)  Siraj-ud-Daulah wanted to drive out the English from Bengal

    D)  Refusal of the English to demolish the fortification of Calcutta

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] In 1756, Siraj-ud-Daulah (Mirza Muhammad) became the Nawab of Bengal. Siraj-Ud-Daulah attacked and captured Calcutta. He changed the name of the city to Alinagar. His charges against the company were mainly three fold. Firstly, that they strengthened the fortification around the Fort William without any intimation and approval; Secondly, that they grossly abused the trade privileges granted to them by the Mughal rulers, which caused heavy loss of customs duties for the government; and Thirdly, that they gave shelter to some of his officers, for example Krishnadas, son of Rajballav, who fled Dhaka after misappropriating government funds. In 1757 British (under the leadership of Robert Clive) defeated Siraj-Ud-Daulah at Plassey (in Nadia district).

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