Modern History

Consider the following statements:

  1. Battle of Buxar provided the key to the English to establish their rule in India.
  2. The treaty of Allahabad, concluded in 1765, enabled the British to establish their rule in Bengal.

Which of the above statements is / are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer

Battle of Buxar was fought on 23rd October 1764 between British East India Company and Mughal king Shah Alam II. After defeat Shah Alam II signed the treaty of Allahabad which gave 'Diwani Rights' to the company and helped in establishment of English rule.

The correct option is C.