Assaye

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Assaye
village
Battle of Assaye
Battle of Assaye
Assaye is located in Maharashtra
Assaye
Assaye
Coordinates: 20°14′42″N 75°53′15″E / 20.245126°N 75.887396°E / 20.245126; 75.887396Coordinates: 20°14′42″N 75°53′15″E / 20.245126°N 75.887396°E / 20.245126; 75.887396
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Jalna
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Assaye is a small village in the Jalna district of the state of Maharashtra in western India. The village was the location of the Battle of Assaye in 1803, fought between the Maratha Empire and the British East India Company.

It became the first real victory for the young general Arthur Wellesley (later Duke of Wellington).[1] Here he commanded a vastly outnumbered combined force of British and Sepoy regiments against a mixed modernised and tribal Maratha army. He always described this as his greatest military victory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boué, Gilles (2002). "Assaye". In Sandler, Stanley. Ground warfare: an international encyclopedia, Volume 1. ABC-CLIO. p. 67. ISBN 978-1-57607-344-5.