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In , a group of London merchants led by Sir Thomas Smythe petitioned Queen Elizabeth I to grant them a royal charter to trade with the countries of the eastern hemisphere.
- The East India Company: how a trading corporation became an imperial ruler
- British raj
- Warren Hastings
The East India Company: how a trading corporation became an imperial ruler
British raj , period of direct British rule over the Indian subcontinent from until the independence of India and Pakistan in The raj succeeded management of the subcontinent by the British East India Company , after general distrust and dissatisfaction with company leadership resulted in a widespread mutiny of sepoy troops in , causing the British to reconsider the structure of governance in India. The raj was intended to increase Indian participation in governance, but the powerlessness of Indians to determine their own future without the consent of the British led to an increasingly adamant national independence movement. Though trade with India had been highly valued by Europeans since ancient times, the long route between them was subject to many potential obstacles and obfuscations from middlemen, making trade unsafe, unreliable, and expensive. This was especially true after the collapse of the Mongol empire and the rise of the Ottoman Empire all but blocked the ancient Silk Road.
Hired by the EIC to return a second time to India, Clive conspired to secure the company's trade interests by overthrowing the ruler of Bengal, the richest state in India. Clive's actions on behalf of the EIC have made him one of Britain's most controversial colonial figures. His achievements included checking French Imperial ambitions on the Coromandel Coast and establishing EIC control over Bengal, thereby taking the first step towards establishing the British Raj, though he worked only as an agent of the East India Company, not the British government. He was vilified by his political rivals in Britain, and put on trial before Parliament where he was absolved from every charge. Historians have criticised Clive's management of Bengal during his tenure with the EIC and his responsibility in contributing to the Bengal Famine of
Political warfare in British colonial India aided a British minority in maintaining control over large parts of present-day India , Bangladesh , Pakistan and Burma. The East India Company obtained a foothold in India in and from that start expanded the territory it controlled until it was the primary power in the subcontinent. The Company lost all its administrative powers; its Indian possessions, including its armed forces, were taken over by the Crown pursuant to the provisions of the Government of India Act A new British government department, the India Council , was created to handle the governance of India, and its head, the Secretary of State for India , was entrusted with formulating Indian policy. The Governor-General of India gained a new title Viceroy of India , and implemented the policies devised by the India council. As a result of their relatively small presence in the country the British resorted to many methods to retain control of India. Once it had established its factories trading bases in India the East India Company started to highlight the benefits of trade with them to the local merchant classes in Surat and Bengal.
Soon after the defeat of the Spanish Armada in , London merchants presented a petition to Queen Elizabeth I for permission to sail to the Indian Ocean. Permission was granted and in , three ships sailed from Torbay around the Cape of Good Hope to the Arabian Sea on one of the earliest English overseas Indian expeditions. In , three more ships sailed east but were all lost at sea. In , another group of merchants that eventually became known as the Adventurers stated their intention to sail to the East Indies and applied to the Queen for support of the project. The Adventurers convened again a year later.
A pension of Rs 1, per annum was fixed for Mir Jafar. Course of War. The treaty guaranteed peace between the two sides for twenty years. The main provisions of the Treaty of Salbai were:. The main reasons were as follows.
Changes in land ownership and control affected how crop failures impacted human lives. Before the British colonial period, Indian agriculture was dominated by subsistence farming organized in small village communities. The farmer usually only grew enough food to feed himself and the non-agricultural people of the village community. When his crop production exceeded consumption because of favorable climatic conditions, he stored the surplus for use in lean years.
In — he led the forces of the East India Company against a strong coalition of native states and the French. In the end, the well-organized British coalition held its own, while France lost her influence in India. In , he was accused of corruption and impeached , but after a long trial he was acquitted in He was made a Privy Councillor in Hastings was born in Churchill, Oxfordshire in to a poor gentleman father, Penystone Hastings, and a mother, Hester Hastings, who died soon after he was born.
Looking for a different module? Often described as the 'Jewel in the Crown', British India played a key role economic, strategic, military in the expansion and consolidation of British Empire. In the 18th century India had been a territory held by the English East India Company; by the midth century India became a crown colony and an integral part of the British Empire for reasons that included both resources and a role in enhancing imperial prestige. Focussing mainly on the nineteenth century, this module explores the processes through which India became a colony and its broader impact on the British Empire. More specifically, the purpose of the module is to impart in students a critical understanding of the relationship between India and the British Empire, especially the ways in which India influenced imperial policies social, economic in both metropolitan Britain and in the wider British dominions and colonies.
This article will help candidates understand the expansion and consolidation of British rule in India. The British who came to India for trade eventually became the political master of India. From Battle of Plassey to annexation of Punjab in , the entire Indian sub-continent had been brought under British control.
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Цифровая крепость, - сказал Стратмор. - Так назвал ее Танкадо. Это новейшее оружие, направленное против разведслужб. Если эта программа попадет на рынок, любой третьеклассник, имеющий модем, получит возможность отправлять зашифрованные сообщения, которые АНБ не сможет прочесть. Это означает конец нашей разведки.
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