Mughal’s once ruled over India1707 the fall of Mughal power because of weak unity between the leaders
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
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
The company alsocollected taxes andran the governmentthrough positions inthe govenment.
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
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.
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.