British Conquest Of India Essay

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In the 1700s when the British came to India invaded, divided and conquered the country, India and Britain were equally just as developed as each other. Britain saw India as a highly lucrative business, and the only way they knew how to weasel their way in, was to take over politically. Muslim conquests and invasions were going on for years in India, because these cultures just could not unite as one. The first Muslim conquest was the Arab invasion of the Sindh region in 712 through 870 CE, and by 870 Arab armies conquered Southern Afghanistan but were prevented by Kings of Northern India and were not permitted to pass Khyber. The next invasion occurred in the late 10th century by central Asian muslim Turks, that were already established in Southern Afghanistan. Their leader Momod of Gozhi raided …show more content…
The Sepoy Mutiny period was from 1857 through 1858. The British East India Company was becoming too westernized and India did not agree with what The British were doing in their country. Sepoy was an Indian soldier working for the East India Company and they were trained in England military schools. The British wanted to replace all of the Native Princes. The Sepoys pay was hardly anything and they were extremely unhappy with the way they were being treated by The British army. The most offensive thing The British soldiers wanted the Sepoy army who were of muslim religion was to use pig and cow fat in their rifle cartridges for better lubrication of the ammo, and Muslim people do not eat pork. The rebellion initially began in May, 1857 in the city of Dehli and the Sepoy soldiers marched there and burnt down houses of innocent people, forced Bahadur Shah to take back his throne, which he agreed because he did not want to be murdered. The Sepoys murdered all Christian and European people in Delhi. When the rebellion was over, British government immediately put India under crowned

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