We present below, accompanied by a translation into English, the Danish text of an eye-witness account of Robert Clive's victory at Plassey which, to the best of our knowledge, has not previously been noticed. Although this account does not significantly alter accepted views about the battle, it gives corroborative evidence on several points. Any new contemporary narrative of this battle, universally regarded as opening the era of European political domination in southern Asia should, we feel, receive attention. This document in particular raises baffling problems, especially as to its authorship, and we hope, through publishing it in this journal of wide circulation among students of Asian history, to learn the answers to some of these mysteries. From internal evidence, it is clear that this narrative was originally written in English within two weeks after the battle by a young British military officer named John Wood.

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