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Siraj-ud-daula

[ si-rahj-ood-dou-luh ]
/ sɪˈrɑdʒ ʊdˈdaʊ lə /
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noun

1728?–57, nawab of Bengal 1756–57.

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British Dictionary definitions for Siraj-ud-daula

Siraj-ud-daula
/ (sɪˈrɑːdʒʊdˈdaʊlə) /

noun

?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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