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British colonization of india


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British colonization of india

  1. 1. British Colonization of India
  2. 2. Mughal’s once ruled over India1707 the fall of Mughal power because of weak unity between the leaders
  3. 3. British-French rivalry overIndia The King of Bengal declares war on the British. France They capture Calcutta but was taken by the British armed forces under the command of Robert Glive The battle to take Calcutta was called the Battle of Plassey
  4. 4. The East India Companyassume control of India The English East India Company increasingly expand their power to the point that they took over governmental functions They stop acquiring territory and instead make agreements with the Indian Princess, promising protection in exchange for trade rights
  5. 5. The company alsocollected taxes andran the governmentthrough positions inthe govenment.
  6. 6. The Revolt of 1857 Contributing factors include racist and arrogant British attitude in India and the acquiring of additional territories by the British. In 1857, rumors spread that the cartridges of the rifles that the Indians use were coated in pig and animal fat. Outcry and protest spread amongst the Hindu and Muslim Indians which were offended on religious grounds
  7. 7.  Several regiments mutinied and killed their British commanders. The rebels took over Delhi and installed the last surviving Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah as their leader. Most of the Indian populace took place no part in the revolt or sided with the British. Most army units remained loyal.
  8. 8. The revolt changed the British position in India. The British were saw as an “occupying power”After the revolt, the British government replaced the rule of the British East India Company.