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ASSAYE is a small village in the Jalna district of the state of Maharashtra
Maharashtra
in western India
India
. The village was the location of the Battle of Assaye
Battle of Assaye
in 1803, fought between the Maratha Empire
Maratha Empire
and the British East India
India
Company .

It became the first real victory for the young general Arthur Wellesley (later Duke of Wellington). Here he commanded a vastly outnumbered combined force of British and Sepoy regiments against a mixed modernised and tribal Maratha army. He always described this as his greatest military victory.

REFERENCES

* ^ Boué, Gilles (2002). "Assaye". In Sandler, Stanley. Ground warfare: an international encyclopedia, Volume 1. ABC-CLIO. p. 67. ISBN 978-1-57607-344-5 .

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Maharashtra
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