British East India Company


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British East India Company

One of the world's oldest joint stock companies, founded in 1600. A British company, it traded cotton, silk, opium and other products with India, China and Southeast Asia. It received a number of legal privileges from the British government, and eventually came to rule large parts of India until the mid-19th century.
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The region came under British control following the 1757 Battle of Plassey when the troops of the British East India Company, led by Robert Clive, defeated the forces of the Bengali ruler, Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah, and his French allies.
Since a ship from the British East India Company unloaded in Kuwait in 1775, our countries, and our families, have shared a long and close history," she noted.
Several British East India Company officials residing in the former Mughal provinces--in Awadh and Bengal, for instance--were able to form significant collections of Indian paintings as late Mughal political decline was accompanied by the dispersal of royal libraries.
The beginning of British rule in India is usually dated to 1757, when an army assembled by the British East India Company (British investors who wanted to trade with India) defeated the governor of Bengal in a battle near Calcutta.
Neither is the British East India Company, the government-backed importer of tea and spices from Asia.
empire have a strong presence in Kuching, the main city of Sarawak, whose elegant riverfront escaped destruction in W here that James Brooke of the British East India Company ruled as the first 'White Rajah'.
On March 29, 1849, the British East India Company seized the gem.
The Boston Tea Party fought to overturn monopolization of commerce by the private British East India Company.
Chapter 7 explores the complicated genesis and development of the British Raj through the mechanism of the British East India Company, stopping short of the high imperial era (1857-1947).
Companies such as the British East India Company supported British national interests in the colonies and often steered colonial policy making.
They are followed by a contextual chapter on the British East India Company.

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