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Palashi
Palashi
[pəˈlaːsi]), also known as Plassey, is a village on the Bhagirathi river, located approximately 50 kilometres north of the city of Krishnanagar in Kaliganj CD Block in the Nadia District
Nadia District
of West Bengal, India. The nearest major town is Beldanga. It has its own two local gram panchayat. It is particularly well known due to the Battle of Plassey
Battle of Plassey
fought there in 1757, between the private army of the British East India
India
Company and the army of the king of Bengal Nawab
Nawab
Siraj Ud Daulah.[1]

Contents

1 Etymology 2 History 3 Geography 4 Demographics 5 Transportation 6 Culture and Memorials 7 References

Etymology[edit] The name Palashi
Palashi
is derived from the Bengali word for the red-flowered tree Pôlash (Bengali: পলাশ (palāś), English: Butea, Latin: Butea
Butea
frondosa or Butea
Butea
monosperma). The British East India
India
Company referred to it as Plassey. History[edit] Main article: Battle of Plassey Palashi
Palashi
achieved historical significance when, on 23 June 1757, the Battle of Plassey
Battle of Plassey
was fought between the forces of Siraj Ud Daulah, the last Nawab
Nawab
of Bengal
Bengal
(and his French support troops) and the troops of the British East India
India
Company, led by Robert Clive. This event, part of the Seven Years' War, ultimately led to the establishment of British rule in Bengal, and eventually, the whole Indian subcontinent. During British rule Plassey became part of Nadia District of Bengal.[2] Geography[edit] Palashi
Palashi
is located in West Bengal, India
India
at 23°48′N 88°15′E / 23.80°N 88.25°E / 23.80; 88.25.[3] It has an average elevation of 17 m (56 ft). Demographics[edit] As per the 2011 Census of India, Palasi had a total population of 19,984, of which 10,288 (51%) were males and 9,696 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 2,700. The total number of literates in Palasi was 11,462 (66.32% of the population over 6 years).[4] Transportation[edit] Palashi
Palashi
is connected with Kolkata
Kolkata
by railway and bus services. Lalogola passengers and few express trains stop in Palashi
Palashi
Railway Station. National highway no 34 also passes through the Palashi. Culture and Memorials[edit]

Plassey Monument in the battlefield.

There is a Monument, commonly known as Palashi Monument
Palashi Monument
established in memoirs of the martyrs of the battle. The Monument is protected and supervised by the Archaeological Survey of India. The grounds where the historic Battle of Plassey
Battle of Plassey
was fought is today marked with shrines, obelisks and memorials to the fallen generals and soldiers of Siraj Ud-Daulah. A set of three obelisks marks homage to the spot where Bakshi Mir Madan (the chief of the Nawab's artillery), Bahadur Ali Khan (Commander of Musketeers) and Nauwe Singh Hazari (the Captain of Artillery) were killed in the battle.

Three Obelisks of Mirmadan, Nabe Singh Hajari and Bahadur Khan near Plassey

A plaque indicates that they fell here at 2 p.m on 23 June 1757 and were leaders of Nawab
Nawab
Siraj-Ud_Daula, at the head of the charge ordered by Mir Madan.[5] Almost 5 km north from the Plassey battlefield, there is a Tomb of Farid Shah in Faridpur village, Dead body of Mir Madan was buried there.

Statue of Siraj

A gold coloured statue of Siraj Ud Daula lies next to the Palashi Monument, in a clearing amidst mango orchards and fields. The tombs of Siraj Ud Daulah, Mir Jafar, their wives and a number of generals in Siraj's army lie close by around Murshidabad.[6][7] Mausoleums built around the tombs of Siraj Ud-Daula, Azimunessa begum and other soldiers who fell in the war can be found close by at Khosh Bag and Jafarganj cemetery.[8] References[edit]

^ Robins, Nick. "This Imperious Company – The East India
India
Company and the Modern Multinational – Nick Robins – Gresham College Lectures". Gresham College Lectures. Gresham College. Retrieved 19 June 2015.  ^ Plassey – Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 20, p. 156. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Palashi ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 18 May 2017.  ^ Barua, Ashis. "Palashi, Murshidabad". You Tube. Ashis Barua. Retrieved 19 June 2015.  ^ Bhattacharya, Rajib Kumar. "War memorial at Palasi, Murshidabad". Flickr. Flickr. Retrieved 19 June 2015.  ^ Bhattacharya, Rajib Kumar. "Photos of Murshidabad
Murshidabad
and Palasi". Murshidabad
Murshidabad
Travel Guide. Blogspot. Retrieved 19 June 2015.  ^ Basu, Saurab. "Trip Taken from June – 10th to 12th – 2006". Murshidabad
Murshidabad
– The Land of the Legendary 'Siraj-ud-dullah' Unveiled. History of Bengal. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 

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Cities, towns and locations in Nadia District

Cities, municipal and census towns

Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision

Bablari Dewanganj Baruihuda Chapra Char Brahmanagar Char Maijdia Jagadanandapur Krishnanagar Kshidirpur Nabadwip

Kalyani subdivision

Chakdaha Darappur Gayespur Haringhata Kalyani Madanpur

Ranaghat
Ranaghat
subdivision

Aistala Badkulla Bagula Birnagar Cooper's Camp Gopalpur Nasra Parbbatipur Phulia Ranaghat Shantipur Satigachha Taherpur

Tehatta
Tehatta
subdivision

Karimpur Tehatta

Locations other than cities and towns

Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision

Asannagar Bangaljhi Bethuadahari Dhubulia Debagram Dignagar Ghurni Kaliganj Krishnaganj Majhdia Mayapur Nakashipara Palashi Taraknagar

Kalyani subdivision

Mohanpur Ukrah

Ranaghat
Ranaghat
subdivision

Bahirgachi Dhantala Duttapulia Gangnapur Gazna Hanshkhali Mayurhat Nokari Panikhali

Tehatta
Tehatta
subdivision

Baruipara Betai Hogalbaria Iswarchandrapur Kishorpur Mahish Bathan Murutia Palashipara Rahmatpur Thanapara Topla

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