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date: 01 December 2020

Bengal, nawabs oflocked

(act. 1756–1793)
  • P. J. Marshall

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Bengal, nawabs of (act. 1756–1793), rulers in India, were formally the subahdars, or governors, of a Mughal province. In reality they were rulers of what since the early eighteenth century had been an effectively autonomous Bengal. That autonomy was to be lost to the British during their lifetimes....

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