West Bengal


After A Long Phase Of Uncertainty And Rule By Different Dynasties Within And Outside Bengal, The Region Experienced A Period Of Peace And Prosperity.

Under The Pala Kings For The 8th To 12th Centuries
In The Early 13th Century A Turkish General, Muhammad Bhakhtiyar, Invaded Bengal. The Buddhists Of Bengal, Persecuted By Him, Fled To Nepal With Their Valuable Books And Images. Intrigues And Murders Marked The Muslim Rule Over Bengal For A Long Time, With A Brief Spell Of Hindu Rule In The Country.
In The 15th Century Sri Chaitanya, The Great Vaishnav Prophet, Appeared On The Scene.
In The 16th Century Bengal Came Under Direct Mughal Rule

In 1757 The Young Nawab Of Bengal, Siraj–Ud–Daulah, Who Was Disgusted With The Behavior Of The British East India Company, Clashed With It On The Field Of Plassey. Under Robert Clive’s Leadership, The Army Of The Company Won, Due To Siraj–Ud– Daulah’s Commander–In–Chief, Mir Jaffar’s Betrayal. Siraj Was Soon Assassinated By The Treacherous Mir Jaffar’s Henchmen.

With The Company’s Support, Mir Jaffar Occupied The Throne Of Bengal And Was Soon Deposed. From His Weak Successors, The Company Snatched More Powers And Privileges. Later Warren Hastings Forced The Nawab To Retire And He Himself Became The Administrator Of Bengal, And Then The Governor – General Of British India.

In 1773. The Sons Of Bengal Played A Prominent Role In The Resurrection Of India. English Education In India Started From Bengal, And At The Suggestion Of The Great Indian Reformer, Raja Rammohan Roy, And The First English College Was Set Up In Calcutta In 1817.

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