Definition of Siraj-ud-daula

1. Noun. Indian general and nawab of Bengal who opposed the colonization of India by England; he captured Calcutta in 1756 and many of his prisoners suffocated in a crowded room that became known as the Black Hole of Calcutta; he was defeated at the battle of Plassey by a group of Indian nobles in alliance with Robert Clive (1728-1757).

Generic synonyms: Full General, General



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Siraj-ud-daula

Sir William Chambers
Sir William Crookes
Sir William Gerald Golding
Sir William Gilbert
Sir William Herschel
Sir William Huggins
Sir William Rowan Hamilton
Sir William Turner Walton
Sir William Wallace
Sir William Walton
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
Sir Yehudi Menuhin
Sirach
Siracusa
Siraiki
Siraj-ud-daula
Sirajganj District
Sirbonian
Siren's song
Siren song
Sirenidae
Sirian
Sirians
Sirionó
Siris
Sirius
Sirrah
Sirte
Sison
Sison amomum

Literary usage of Siraj-ud-daula

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"He was succeeded by siraj-ud-daula, a youth of about twenty years of age, weak, vicious, ... siraj-ud-daula promptly determined to extirpate the English, ..."

2. The English Historical Review by Mandell Creighton, Justin Winsor, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Reginald Lane Poole, John Goronwy Edwards (1913)
"The Nawab siraj-ud-daula was at Murshidabad. ... It was his son Miran who ordered siraj-ud-daula • put to death. 11 This was a small body of French under ..."

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