Despite the fact that Mir Kasim was placed as Nawab of Bengal by British, why he fell out with the British and fought them at the Battle of Buxar?
1. He failed to satisfy the constant demand of money from the British
2. He was frustrated of the adverse impact of firman and dastak on local traders
3. He had secretly made a treaty with the Dutch at Chinsurah
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All the statements in this question are correct. It was during Farrukhsiyar reign, in 1717, that the British East India Company purchased duty-free trading rights in all of Bengal for a mere three thousand rupees a year. Mir Kasim opposed that the imperial Dastak was discriminatory. The British could trade without paying taxes but the other local merchants with dastaks were required to pay up to 40% of their revenue as tax. In a reaction, Mir Kasim abolished all taxes on the local traders as well. This upset the British and hostility was renewed and this became a reason of the Battle of Buxar. Third statement is not correct. It was his father in law Mir Jafar who entered into a secret treaty with Dutch.
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