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Second Battle of Katwa
Part of Fifth Maratha invasion of Bengal
Date December 1745[1]
Location Katwa
Result Decisive Bengali victory[1]
  • Mughal re-annexation of Orissa
  • Maratha retreat towards Medinipur[1]
Belligerents
Alam of the Mughal Empire Mughal Empire Flag of the Maratha Empire Maratha Empire
Commanders and leaders
Coat of Arms of Nawabs of Bengal Alivardi Khan
  • Raja Gopal Singha Dev
Flag of the Maratha Empire Raghuji Bhonsle
Flag of the Maratha Empire Mir Habib
Strength
Coat of Arms of Nawabs of Bengal unknown Flag of the Maratha Empire 20,000 cavalry
Casualties and losses
Alam of the Mughal Empire unknown Flag of the Maratha Empire unknown

The Second Battle of Katwa occurred between the Bengal and Maratha Empire in December 1745. After the defeats of the Marathas in the first four invasions of Bengal (see Maratha invasions of Bengal), the Maratha General and ruler of Nagpur, Raghuji Bhonsle again invaded the territory of Bengal. Bhonsle, with 20,000 horsemen attacked the civilians of Murshidabad and moved onwards to Katwa[2] The Marathas later moved towards Medinipur.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 ড. মুহম্মদ আব্দুর রহিম. বাংলাদেশের ইতিহাস. আলীবর্দী ও মারাঠা আক্রমণ. পৃ. ২৯৬.
  2. Jacques, Tony. Dictionary of Battles and Sieges. Greenwood Press. p. 516. ISBN 978-0-313-33536-5. Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. https://web.archive.org/web/20150626120848/http://m.friendfeed-media.com/6e9ec7f58014456d2d5fd015cc8af9d2974509c0. 

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