2nd Carnatic War

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2nd Carnatic War
Chronological list of Wars and Campaigns
Location: Carnatic Region South India
East India Company French
Result: British victory
Category: 2nd Carnatic War
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The French under Joseph-Francois Dupleix sought to increase their influence in the Carnatic by making alliances with native princes. They supported one claimant to succeed as Nizam of Hyderabad and the British countered by supporting another faction.

Robert Clive rose to prominence when he reversed the ailing British fortunes by attacking Arcot and won a series of victories. Following the Treaty of Pondicherry, Mohammad Ali became Nawab of Arcot and a powerful ally of the British. Dupleix retired to France in disgrace. The British gained supremacy in the Deccan at the expense of the French.

Related articles

For further details of events during this period see the following articles

Siege of Devikottai 23 June 1749
Battle of Amboor 3 August 1749
Siege of Trichinopoly March 1751-April 1752
Siege of Arcot 23 Sept-14 Nov 1751
Battle of Arnee 3 December 1751
Battle of Kaveripak 23 February 1752
Surrender at Srirangam 13 June 1752
Battle of Bahur 6 September 1752
Siege of Covelong 10-13 September 1752
Capture of Chingleput 31 October 1752
Second Siege of Trichinopoly 3 January 1753 - 11 October 1754


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906
Chanda Sahib (??-1752)
Robert Clive (1725-1774)
John Dalton (1725-1811)
Joseph Dupleix (1697-1764)
Charles Robert Godeheu (??-??)
Stringer Lawrence (1697-1775)
Thomas Saunders (1712-1775)

External links

2nd Carnatic War 1748-54 Wikipedia
Second Carnatic War (1749-54) - Summary Google Books


Historical books online

Volume 3 A collection of maps and plans to accompany the History ... is available at the British Library. (The Google Books edition is not usable).