Alinagar Agreement

2.All British products transiting through Bengal would be exempt from customs duties. Another teenager in the deal would not prevent the British from strengthening Calcutta as well as coins in Calcutta. Alinagar`s contract was signed on February 9, 1757 between Robert Clive of the British East India Company and Nawab of Bengal Mirza Muhammad Siraj Ud daulah … Bibliography KK Datta, Siraj-ud-daulah, Calcutta, 1971; S Chaudhury, From Prosperity to Decline – Eighteenth Century Bengal, New Delhi, 1995; S Chaudhury, The Prelude to Empire: Plassey Revolution of 1757, New Delhi, 2000. 6. annexed Rohilkhand in 1774 with the help of the British. 9. agreed not to disturb the company gornastas (agents). The contract put Calcutta with its privileges in the East India company and allowed the fortification of the city and the silver coin.

The contract was named after the ephemeral title erdj received after his conquest of the city in Calcutta. That same year, Erj-ud-Dawlah was defeated and impeached by Clive. On February 2, 1757, it was closed between the Nawab Sirajuddaula of Bengal and the English East India Company. The Nawab plundered the English colony of Calcutta (June 18-20, 1756) and drove them out of the city when they refused to redeem themselves from his real complaints against them. He renamed the city Alinagar. The reinforcement of Madras, sought by the English, returned under the direction of robert clive and charles watson and conquered Calcutta. For its part, the Nawab marched towards Calcutta, but withdrew when the English caught him in an attack at dusk, near Calcutta. The British asked him to sign a contract, which he did as recommended by his top advisers and ministers. The main provisions of the treaty were: (a) the Nawab would grant the English all the privileges sanctioned to them by Farman siyars Farman of 1717; (b) any English goods transiting through Bengal with the company`s dastak are exempt from customs duties; c) the Nawab allows the English to strengthen calcutta unhindered; and (d) the English will have the freedom to make money in Calcutta. The terms of the contract were favourable to the English of Bengal and strengthened their influence. On February 22, 1757, Clive wrote to the Select Committee that the terms of the contract were « both honourable and beneficial to the company. »