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India: The Jewel in the Crown. East India Company. East India Company controls much land in India to get raw materials and sell British goods. This leads Britain to call India “The Jewel in the crown” because of it’s economic potential. Sepoy Mutiny.

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India the jewel in the crown

India: The Jewel in the Crown


East india company

East India Company

  • East India Company controls much land in India to get raw materials and sell British goods.

  • This leads Britain to call India “The Jewel in the crown” because of it’s economic potential.


Sepoy mutiny

Sepoy Mutiny

  • East India Company employs Indian soldiers called Sepoys. They are Hindus and Muslims.

  • By 1850 there was British control over most of India.

  • Natives resented racism by British towards them.


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Sepoy Mutiny

  • 1857 – Sepoy soldiers learn that the British grease the cartridges for their guns with pig fat and cow fat.

  • Sepoys who refused to use the weapons were jailed.

  • May 10, 1857 – Sepoys rebelled, sparking uprisings in the country.


The british raj

The British Raj

  • 1858- British government takes more direct control in India.

  • Installs Raj, or British rule in India.

  • British bribed Indian princes and rulers to keep their people under British control.


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