Battle of Chinsura
The Battle of Chinsura or Battle of Biderra or Battle of Hooghly was fought on 25 November 1759 in current territory of Hugli-Chuchura municipality of West Bengal. The battle was fought between British East India Company and Mir Jafar, the Nawab of Bengal helped by Dutch.
After the Battle of Plassey, Mir Jafar, the titular Nawab of Bengal opened secret communications with the representatives of the Dutch East India Company to bring troops against the British. The Dutch, seeing an opportunity to enhance the influence sent a force at Chinsurah, but they were defeated by the British army. The battle was fought both in sea and land. The result of this battle was that the victorious British overthrew Mir Jafar and his placed his son in law Mir Kasim as Nawab of Bengal. This was second battle after Plassey that helped British establish their supremacy in Bengal.