Essay On Indian Rebellion

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During the 18th century, the British East India Company came to India and established three main presidencies: Bengal Presidency, The madras Presidency, and the Bombay Presidency. Company rule was significantly centered around getting as much wealth from India as possible. This type of financial-based rule is a fundamental trigger for the Rebellion of 1857-58. Another major factor that caused the Rebellion of 1857-58 was an insult to the Sepoy soldiers’ religious adherences. The Rebellion was a turning a point in British rule of India because for the prior century, the Company governed, but afterwards the Crown ruled. Along with this switch in power, the rebellion caused the Indian landscape and governmental hierarchy to change. In this essay, …show more content…
To move troops during the rebellion, the Company built railway systems. This railroad network became an integral component in the following 1860s “improvement” movement. This movement focused on bringing changes to the material basis of the Indian economy, like plantations, mills, and factories. The Crown rewarded the Indian loyalists who from the beginning supported British rule by giving factories to them an issuing them to control the local industries in their regions. This gave birth to wealthy families like the Tatas and Tagores. An important plantation that was introduced in India and Sri Lanka in this time was the tea plantation. This Age of Industrialization in India also was partly due to the British losing cotton production from America during the 1860s since there was the American Civil War. New textile mills were constructed in industrial centers like Bombay to compensate the Crown’s lack of revenues. This shows that since the shift of power from company to the crown, the financial standing of the British government became directly tied with India’s economy as well. In addition, the increase in industrialization after the rebellion shifted the center of activity from Calcutta to

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