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How India's 34 crore people surrendered in front of just 50,000 Britishers?
The greed of Mir Jafar, the Commander-in-Chief of the Siraj-ud-daulah (Nawab of Bengal) army, was the only reason of India's enslavement. In order to understand it deeply, we must first come to know the truth of the war that we lost despite having 18000 soldiers in comparison to just 300 British soldiers.

Battle of Plassey (June 23, 1757): It is expected that you all must have already heard about it in your history books. But had anyone of you have ever tried to figure out the reason of Indian's army defeat in this war? Although, Siraj-ud-daulah was a very nice, cultured and strong ruler, and Britishers often tried to ask for trading but always failed in Bengal. So, they chose the path of deciet for fulfilling their purpose of trading.

Robert Clive, Commander-in-Chief of Britisher's Army, was very much aware of the fact that he is not going to win the war as the number of soldiers India had was much more than that British soldiers. He resorted to deception to seize in Bengal and got to know that the Mir Jafar is very greedy person and he can cross any limit to be the Nawab of Bengal.

It's not like that Britishers have not done trading in India earlier, as Jahangir has already given them permission in 1618. But at that time Bengal was a very big state, which includes today's West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Orissa, Bangladesh and seven states of North East. So, their intent was to capture such a large state of India and they put a proposal in the front of edacious Mir Jafar that if his army surrenders without fighting he will be appointed as the Nawab of Bengal.

The hunger and greed for power made him blind and traitor and he did exactly what the Robert Clive asked him to do and 18000 soldiers of India surrendered in the front of 300 British army personnel. After some days both Robert Clive and Mir Jafar planned to murder Siraj-ud-daulah and India was pinned to slavery for more 200 years.

In 1757, Mir Jafar, who did flattering and won the confidence of Siraj-ud-daulah and at last back stabbed him was the only person because of whom Indians had to face so much of charlatanism for 200 years. Today many Mir Zafars have already been created.

The liable leaders of every political parties in India must learn a lesson from history and should not give any powerful post to such people who are only 'YES' man as they are power hungry and can go beyond limits for getting power into their hands. If we will repeat the mistakes of Siraj-ud-daulah and value the sycophancy only, and keep targeting those who expose what is wrong, the we will never be able to serve this country.

Truth is stronger, our country doesn't need puppets, it requires revolutionists, who need to raise their voice against the wrong in their parties and become the voice of truth.

Those who are not interested in politics and always used to say that they have nothing to do with politics, before saying this, they should try to think over the cost that had been paid for 200 years because of the wrong people in politics.

Now also people are paying a lot of taxes, fighting with the dearness - think once over it, you will yourself realise the importance of politics in your daily life.

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