NCERT jokebook – British became supreme power in 1765 itself !

Most of us very clearly remember how our school history books drilled into our heads that the Mughal empire was succeeded by the British empire. To those whose memories are a bit fuzzy, I have posted a screenshot of the current book (Class 8 History textbook, Pg 47) , which says in its very first line “Defeat in the Battle of Buxar finally sealed the fate of Indian rulers. Victory at Buxar made British supreme power in India! ”

All this is obviously patently wrong. This article by me published in IndiaFacts  explores what exactly transpired after 1765

NCERT Joke : British Supreme ruler in 1765

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