Siraj-ud-daula

noun
Indian general and nawab of Bengal who opposed the colonization of India by England; he captured Calcutta in 1756 and many of his prisoners suffocated in a crowded room that became known as the Black Hole of Calcutta; he was defeated at the battle of Plassey by a group of Indian nobles in alliance with Robert Clive (1728-1757)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑general, ↑full general

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/si rahj"ood dow"leuh/, n.
1728?-57, nawab of Bengal 1756-57.

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