Battle of Chitpur
|Battle of Chitpur|
|Part of 3rd Carnatic War|
Seven Years War
|Date:||5 February 1757|
|Location:||Chitpur, Kolkata, West Bengal|
|East India Company||Mughal Empire|
|Col Robert Clive||Suraj-ud-Daulah|
This was an event during the 3rd Carnatic War. Also known as the Battle of Calcutta.
Following the Recapture of Calcutta Suraj ud Daulah marched against Fort William with a large army and camped a short distance from Calcutta. Clive made a dawn attack with limited success. The Nawab was obliged to come to terms with the British as he was under threat from and Afghan invasion.