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    Both science and technology had a very profound role on the East India Company’s (EIC) rule over India, as well as added to the economy. Some background – with the EIC’s help, the British first took over areas in India starting with Bengal, located in northeast India today, and then moving down to the southern parts of India as well. They acquired some more territories in northern India after. Expansion to India eventually slowed down; however, once they stopped acquiring as much territory, they began to become much more involved in the lives of the residents of India at the time. The British started to establish the sub-continent by applying new technology with the ‘great surveys’, and applying science with the onset of steam power. Towards the end of the 1800’s, the British believed that they’d established the area and felt like they’d inserted (among Indians) the desire to be reformed. Without the presence of the East India Company, India would have struggled to develop. The English East India Company was able to add to the economy as well as govern India more effectively because of the…

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    British colonization was more tactical than that of other colonial rule. The key agenda of the British was to get maximum economic benefits from this region. In the beginning of 17th century, East India Company was granted permission by the Mughal ruler Jahangir to commence its business activities in India. This organization was supposed to do business and earn profits by trade via sea but soon they tried to become a monopoly and as they were fully armed therefore managed to draw its means from…

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    to 1858, the Indians and British fought in the Sepoy mutiny. During this time period, the British wanted to have a direct rule over India because of the surplus of natural resources such as pepper, cotton, and jewels. In order to earn trust from the Indian people, the British allowed them to have weapons. When the Indians began to uprise against the British for control over the territory, the British covered the bullets in cow and pig grease, making the people of India who were mainly Hindus and…

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    Essay Introduction: Imperialism in India had both positive and negative effects. Imperialism in India occurred from 1750 to 1914. British had taken over the country during this period of time and make a lot of changes to the country. Imperialism has hindered the growth of India politically, economically and socially. India is a country located in the southern-most part of Asia. It is the 7th largest country by area, and second most populated country in the world. India is the birthplace of…

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    The British Raj was the colonial and official rule of the British Empire in India between 1858 and 1947. The British rule had started unofficial when the East India Company ruled large parts of India with its private armies, exercising military power and assuming administrative functions. Company rule in India began effectively in 1757 and lasted till 1858 when, following the Indian Rebellion (1857), the Government of India Act 1858 led to the British Crown assuming direct control of India in…

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    attributes that led to the rise of the British presence in India, but the primary reason can be connected to the crumbling Mughal Empire at the time. The growing cost of war, the rise of regionalism, and the failure of the Mughal financial system were some of the forces that contributed to the decline of the Mughal Empire. The Mughal Empire’s decline set the stage for British colonialism in India, as the waning power of the Mughals allowed the East India Company to slowly expand and take over…

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    Have you heard of the British Raj? Well, I’ll tell you about it. The East India Trading Company, lead by the british, moved to take India around the collapse of the Mughal Empire. They then began to rule over them, tying them to Britain until it was dissolved and the british took direct control of the nation and India became known as the “jewel of the crown” due to the abundance of resources it provided Britain. Although many believe the British control over India was terrible, it had some…

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    British rule in India started after 1858, when British crown finally took hold of India from East India Company. British were interested in India because of several reasons but one of the major reasons was dominant trading position in the world, they craved for their monopoly; to attain first position world’s trade market. Apart from this their diplomats and officials could find a respectable jobs and enjoy a king-size life in India were among the few other reasons Britishers invaded and used…

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    and better. India was one of the many countries imperialized in the late 1800’s. Britain was the one that colonized it around 1850 but their East India Company was gaining control before then. They were given famine, death, and disagreements for a period in time. Britain’s legacy was kept in the culture, army, and government to say a few. India was given the chance to grow from Britain’s imperialism and they took it. India was under the control of many different countries including Britain.…

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    Earlier, the East India Company was mainly concerned with carrying on its business in India i.e., it was mainly concerned with trade and commerce in India. Towards the end of the 18th century the East India Company assumed real power after the Battle of Plassey and Buxar in 1764. Its administration was however in the hands of the people of commerce whose main interest was in making money for serving their own vested interests rather than providing the people under their jurisdiction with an…

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