- a village in NE India, about 80 miles (128 km) north of Kolkata: Clive's victory over a Bengal army here (1757) led to the establishment of British power in India.
Also Pa·la·shi [puh-lah-see] /pəˈlɑ si/.
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After his amazing victory at Plassey, the treasury of Bengal was thrown open to him.Faces in the Fire
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Calcutta was recovered, other places were taken, and the battle of Plassey fought.
The time had arrived when one at least of the spoils of Plassey was to be distributed.
At Plassey Clive risked everything on the fidelity to himself of the conspirators with whom he had allied himself.
Our triumph at Plassey and on the Heights of Abraham had an immense reaction on both the peoples at home.
- a village in NE India, in W Bengal: scene of Clive's victory (1757) over Siraj-ud-daula, which established British supremacy over India
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