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British in India. India. England controlled India through British East India Company India only in world market with raw materials (Wait, what happened to those textile ‘factories’?) No conscious plan to rule ( gov’t stepped in) India Act of 1784 –regulated company and set up courts.

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British in India


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  • England controlled India through British East India Company

    • India only in world market with raw materials

      • (Wait, what happened to those textile ‘factories’?)

  • No conscious plan to rule (gov’t stepped in)

    • India Act of 1784 –regulated company and set up courts


  • Huge population (300,000,000, so English used locals to keep control

    • British educated locals to be interpreters and think like Brits – English became educated language

      • Hindus flocked to schools and became equal with Muslims

        • Hindu Renaissance

          • But rejected some Hindu practices (Sati)


  • British unwittingly stimulated Indian sense of nationalism

    • English becomes common language


  • Rebellion 1857 (Sepoy Rebellion)

    • A sepoy is an Indian soldier in the British army

    • Put down by British

      • India comes under official rule of crown

        • Queen Victoria became Empress of India

      • Nationalism grew

        • Indian National Congress formed 1885


  • Think about inventions of the 1800s

    • British expansion becomes easier:

      • Clipper ships (ENG to IND in 3 months)

      • Steamships – 1850s (No faster, just more reliable)

      • Suez Canal – 1869 (Three weeks)

      • Telegraphs – 1870 (Hours)


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