Carnatic War was fought between

(A) English and French
(B) English and Dutch
(C) English and Marathas
(D) Haider Ali and Marathas

Correct Answer : English and French
Question Asked : UPPCS (Pre) 1995
Explanation : The first Carnatic War (1746-48) was an offshoot of the Anglo-French rivalry in the Austrian war of succession that took place in Europe in 1740. The British Captain Bennett captured some French ships which became the immediate cause of war. Nawab Anwaruddin sent an army of 10000 soldiers under the command of Mahfooz Khan to besiege the French in Madras during the first Carnatic War. The French Army (under command of Captain Paradise) defeated Nawab’s army at the Battle of St. Thome near Adyar river. Treaty of Aix-Le-Chapelle (18 Oct, 1748) ended the war of Austrian succession and with it first Carnatic war ended and Madras was repossesed by the Britishers again. The first Carnatic War is memorable for War of St. Thome.
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