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Though the battle of Plassey was won with deceit and treachery, it had deep ramifications on the political set up on mid eighteenth century.  Comment.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.

1. Though the battle of Plassey was won with deceit and treachery, it had deep ramifications on the political set up on mid eighteenth century.  Comment. (250 words).

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

Mir Jafar, had actually tried to do was pretty routine in politics, and, historically speaking, the charge of treachery does not really stick.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the consequences of battle of Plassey.

Directive word: 

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Briefly give context about the battle of Plassey and reasons as to why it was fought.

Body:

First, highlight that how the battle was won by the British through deceit and treachery and Siraj ousted as nawab of Bengal.

Next, write about the long term and short political consequences in the Indian political set up following the battle of Plassey.

Conclusion:

Comment on the significance of the consequences of battle of Plassey.