Clive was the founder of British India. He led the foundation of
in India and played a major role in establishing British supremacy in
India became the source of wealth for Britain. Robert displayed
courage in the face of tremendous odds. He showed administrative
fought a tremendous fight at Arcot. He became victorious in the battle
Plassey which brought him lasting fame.
Clive was born in
1725. From his
childhood, he was impulsive and fearless. His leadership abilities were
when he was only seven years old. As a grown up, he secured a post with
East India company. He arrived at Madras with adventurous spirit and
company as a soldier. Political conditions of India were in complete
after the death of Aurangzeb.
action at Arcot took place in 1751 when Clive
was only twenty six. Robert Clive fought as the commander of the
and had a bloodless victory, taking possession of the ancient fort in
Trichirapalli. This greatly increased Clive's reputation.
the armies of Siraj-ud-Daulah, the Nawab of
Bengal, and the British met at Plassey in 1757. The British forces were
Robert Clive. The Battle of Plassey is an important landmark in the
India. It marked the establishment of British rule in India. The
British got a
foothold in India from where they were able to conquer the whole India.
fame of Clive and his exploits was on everyone's lips.