Alinagar Agreement


2. All British products transiting through Bengal would be exempt from customs duties. Another teenager of the agreement, the British would not be prevented from fixing Calcutta and marking coins in Calcutta. 8. was reinstated by the British under certain conditions in 1763. The Alinagar Contract was signed on 9 February 1757 between Robert Clive of the British East India Company and Nawab of Bengal Mirza Muhammad Siraj Ud daulah. The contractual conditions were favourable to the Bengal English and strengthened their influence. On 22 Feb. 1757 Clive wrote to the Committee of Selections that the terms of the contract were “both honourable and beneficial to the enterprise.” For Sirajuddaula, the treaty was undoubtedly humiliating, but he accepted it, not because he was afraid of English weapons, but because he feared the risk of an imminent Afghan invasion under Ahmad Shah Abdali, who was heading to Bengal after the plundering of Delhi (1756). The main provisions of the treaty were as follows: (a) The Nawab granted to the English all the privileges granted to them by Farrukh Siyars Farman of 1717; (b) all English goods passing through Bengal with the company`s dastak are exempt from customs duties; (c) the Nawab would enable the English to fix Calcutta without hindrance; And d) the English will have the freedom to shape money in Calcutta. The contract handed Calcutta over to the East India Company with its privileges and allowed the fixing of the city and the printing of silver coins.

The contract is named after the short-lived title awarded to Sirāj Calcutta after his conquest of the city. Sirāj-ud-Dawlah was defeated and deposed by Clive the same year. . 6. Rohilkhand annexed in 1774 with the help of the British. 1. Nawab recognize all the provisions of Emperor Mogulkais Faraukh siyar`sFarman of 1717. . . .

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