Battle of Burdwan

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Battle of Burdwan
Part of Fifth Maratha invasion of Bengal
DateMarch 1747
LocationBurdwan, Bengal (present-day Burdwan, West Bengal, India)
Result Decisive Bengali victory[1]
Belligerents
Coat of Arms of Nawabs of Bengal.PNG Bengal Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg Maratha Empire
Commanders and leaders
Coat of Arms of Nawabs of Bengal.PNG Alivardi Khan
Coat of Arms of Nawabs of Bengal.PNG Salaut Jung
Coat of Arms of Nawabs of Bengal.PNG Haji Ahmed
Coat of Arms of Nawabs of Bengal.PNG Umar Khan Mohmand
Coat of Arms of Nawabs of Bengal.PNG Musaib Khan Mohmand 
Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg Janoji Bhonsle
Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg Mir Habib
Strength
Coat of Arms of Nawabs of Bengal.PNG 10,000+ Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg 24,000[1]
Casualties and losses
Coat of Arms of Nawabs of Bengal.PNG unknown Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg unknown, but heavy[1]

The Battle of Burdwan (বর্ধমানের যুদ্ধ) occurred at Burdwan between Bengal and the Maratha Empire in March 1747. When the Maratha forces advanced towards Bengal from Orissa, Mir Jafar and Ataullah Khan, commanders of Nawab Alivardi Khan's army, retreated towards Burdwan without resisting the invaders. As a result, Alivardi Khan dismissed both of them and amassed an army to defend against the invading Maratha forces of Janoji Bhonsle and Mir Habib.[1] After intense fighting, Alivardi Khan managed to repulse the Marathas in this battle.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e ড. মহম্মদ আব্দুর রহিম. বাংলাদেশের ইতিহাস. আলীবর্দী ও মারাঠা আক্রমণ. পৃ. ২৯৭.
  2. ^ Jacques, Tony. Dictionary of Battles and Sieges. Greenwood Press. p. 175. ISBN 978-0-313-33536-5.