- 1728?–57, nawab of Bengal 1756–57.
Also Surajah Dowlah.
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Siraj-ud-Daula suffered great defeat at hands of Clive, 1757.A Literary and Historical Atlas of Asia
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We shall now pass to what went on in Siraj-ud-daula's Court and capital.
Siraj-ud-daula had not even yet learned the folly of his double policy.
As a foreigner, I was naturally more bold and said what I thought to Siraj-ud-daula.
Siraj-ud-daula, though he did not yet know it, was a ruined man when he returned to his capital.
- ?1728–57, Indian leader who became the Great Mogul's deputy in Bengal (1756); opponent of English colonization. He captured Calcutta (1756) from the English and many of his prisoners suffocated in a crowded room that became known as the Black Hole of Calcutta. He was defeated (1757) by a group of Indian nobles in alliance with Robert Clive
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