British Rule in India

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British Rule in India

  1. 1. 1600 1900 1700 1800 British Rule Yu Rong L. and Isabel C.
  2. 2. 1600 1900 1700 1800 1600s - East Indian Company • East Indian Company won rights to build trading posts and forts at madras, Bombay and Calcutta • The traded gold and silver for Indian goods such as cotton • Mughal rulers looked down on Europeans • Indians believed newcomers had little of value to offer
  3. 3. 1600 1900 1700 1800 1700s – Decline of Mughal Empire • No longer controlled most of the subcontinent • Princes set up independent kingdoms • French and British fought for land and made Indian allies
  4. 4. 1600 1900 1700 1800 1760s – British overcame French • Both sought trading rights from the Mughals • Competing for political and economic power • Took advantage of Mughal Empire decline • Both made Indian allies • British forces overcame French British surrender of Madras
  5. 5. 1600 1900 1700 1800 1857 – Sepoy Rebellion • Started in Delhi • Sepoys were Indians fighting in British army • New cartridges were greased with pork and beef fat • Muslims are forbidden to touch pork • Hindus worship cattle • Sepoys rebelled • English stopped the rebellion
  6. 6. 1600 1900 1700 1800 1858 – India as Colony • As result of Sepoy Rebellion • Queen of England declared India as an official colony
  7. 7. 1600 1900 1700 1800 1885 – Indian National Congress • INC was a group of hindus • Group demanded for gradual change • Asked for more government jobs for Indians
  8. 8. 1600 1900 1700 1800 1906 – Muslim League • Muslims were worried about the power in India • Demanded that independence be followed by partition of India into two separate countries • One Muslim, one Hindu
  9. 9. 1600 1900 1700 1800 1920 - Gandhi • Gandhi united large mass of Indian people • Demanded for independence

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