Siraj-ud-daula
MYSORE AND ITS RESISTANCE TO BRITISH
EXPANSION
First War (1766–69)
Causes The main causes for this war were:
Haider’s ambition to drive the British away from the Camatic and finally
from India and the British realisation of the threat posed to them by Haider.
A tripartite alliance was formed against Haider by the British, the Nizam and
the Marathas.
Haider’s success in breaking the alliance and declaration of war on the
British.
Course The main events of the war were:
Brilliant victories of Haider over the British and his appearance within five
miles of Madras in March 1769.
End of the war and conclusion of a defensive treaty (April, 1769).
Treaty of Madras (1769) It was signed by Haider Ali and the allies,
consisting of the Company, the Raja of Tanjore, the Malabar ruler. It
provided that: