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  1. British Imperialism In INDIA Listen up folks

  2. The Mughal empire • The Mughals ruled for 300 years in india (1526-1858) • The Mughal empire ruled over hundreds of millions of people • The mughals helped India flourish

  3. Great Britain • In the 1600’s Great Britain took interest in India • GB set up trade posts at Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta • The Mughal empire kept Great Britain from exploiting India through trade

  4. Mughalempire Collapses • As the mughals lost power in India, Great Britain quickly asserted their self to gain power • By exploiting Africans they quickly came into power in Africa • There was now no greater power in Africa to control European involvement • Because of this Europe swiftly began to manage the entire continent, this includes India

  5. How did this happen • Collapse of Mughal Dynasty • no trade regulation • Berlin Conference- • Allowed any European country to control a section of Africa • With consent of other European countries • Because of these events India became controlled by Britain and divided into to section

  6. Indians Rebel • By 1850 British controlled most of the Indian Subcontinent • Indians believed that British were not only trying to take their land but convert them to Christianity • Indians resented the constant racism that British expressed toward them

  7. Angering the Sepoys • Sepoys: Indian Soldiers • 1857: Gossip spread that new rifle cartridges from the British that were covered in Beef and Pork fat so that to use the cartridges they had to bite off the meat. • According to the religions of the Indians eating this meat is unacceptable • Indians refused cartridges and British jailed those that refused

  8. Sepoy Rebellion • Indians had economic problems • They started to feel resentment toward the British and began to have strong feelings of Nationalism • May 10, 1857: Sepoys rebelled; marched into Delhi and joined the soldiers stationed there to capture the city of Delhi. • Rebellion spread the northern and central India

  9. Sepoy Revolution cont. • The outbreak of revolution is known as the “Sepoy Mutiny” • Fierce fighting took place and lasted about a year • Indians could not unite against the British due to poor leadership and serious splits between Hindus and Muslims

  10. Problems with the Revolution • Hindus did not want the Muslim Mughal Empire restored • Hindus preferred British rule to Muslim rule • Most of the princes and maharajahs who had made alliances with the East India Company did not take part in the rebellion