First Battle of Katwa

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First Battle of Katwa
Part of Second Maratha invasion of Bengal
Date 17 September 1742
Location Katwa
Result Decisive Bengali victory; Expulsion of the Maratha forces from the territory of Bengal
Belligerents
Coat of Arms of Nawabs of Bengal.PNG Bengal[1] Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg Maratha Empire
Commanders and leaders

Coat of Arms of Nawabs of Bengal.PNG

Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg

Strength
Coat of Arms of Nawabs of Bengal.PNG ~2,500 Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg 12,000 cavalry
Casualties and losses
Coat of Arms of Nawabs of Bengal.PNG unknown Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg unknown

The First Battle of Katwa occurred between Bengal and Maratha Empire in 1742. The Marathas initially attacked and captured Katwa and Hooghly in Bengal. The Nawab of Bengal Alivardi Khan responded with a direct attack on the Maratha camp at Katwa and inflicted so heavy losses on them that the entire Maratha army was driven out of Bengal on 17 September 1742.[1][2]

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References

  1. ^ a b ড. মুহম্মদ আব্দুর রহিম. বাংলাদেশের ইতিহাস. আলীবর্দী ও মারাঠা আক্রমণ. পৃ. ২৯৪.
  2. ^ Jacques, Tony. Dictionary of Battles and Sieges. Greenwood Press. p. 516. ISBN 978-0-313-33536-5. Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. 
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