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.


  1. kk

    October 24, 2013 at 10:09 am

    shame to mir jafar

  2. Nice

    July 28, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Hey bhagwan ..

  3. Basu Dipak

    November 24, 2023 at 9:11 am

    It was a battle between the British and the Dutch. Mir Jafar was not involved.
    Long before the British, since the days of Akbar, the Mughal Emperor of India, Armenians because of their family relationship with Akbar got first the monopoly right of salt trading throughout Northern India and they set up their warehouses along the Ganges river upto Chinsurah, Sutanuti (later Calcutta) , Falta (near Dia Mond Harbour Port in West Bengal) and appointed Dutch Navy to protect their ships taking Bengal textiles to Europe. Dutch Navy appointed the British Navy as a sub-contractor, but after the occupation of Bengal in 1757 by Clive the British commander invaded the Dutch settlement in Chinsurah in 1759 to drive them out of India. As a truce settlement, British gave Sumatra island to the Dutch in exchange for the Dutch settlements in Chinsurah (in Bengal), Balasor (in Orrisa), and Kochin (in Kerala). Thus, Armenians and Dutch introduced Indian textiles to Europe which the British after 1757 took over.

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