The Battle of Udhwa nala in 1763, a fight between Mir Qasim and the British, was centered here. Mir Qasim was Nawab (King) of Bengal (including areas of present days Bangladesh and Indian states West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa). In the Battle of Udhwa Nala, the Nawab Mir Qasim lost to the British and fled with his family to Rohtas, Bihar. But, he was not able to hide at the Rohtasgarh Fort. Finally the Diwan of Rohtas, Shahmal handed it over to the British Captain Goddard.