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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Paika Bidroha was the first armed rebellion against the British East India Company in 1804.
It was a bold and ambitious - though premature and abortive - attempt by the directors of British East India Company (BEIC) to wrest the province of Bengal from the Mughal Empire.
To make short the long history of Sabah Overbeck and Brent transferred their rights to the British East India Company.
In this piece we will explore how the British East India Company entrenched themselves in Lahore through a Company Board of Administration in those first four critical years.
There were over 26,000 soldiers of the British East India Company comprising about 4000 Europeans and the rest Indians.
Eldest son of Sultan Hyder Ali, Tipu (1750-1799) is also hailed as the"Tiger of Mysore"for fighting against the British East India Company to protect and enlarge his kingdom.
Tipu was a ruler of the erstwhile kingdom of Mysore, who was considered an implacable enemy of the British East India Company.
He said that the British East India company government had let loose the reign of terror on them and they were deprived of education, jobs, and other civil and political rights.
Locals are worried that the Chinese would over run their culture and exploit their natural resources like the British East India Company did in undivided India for long years.
The first adventurers of the British East India Company described Gwadar, literally meaning 'the valley of wind' in Urdu, as 'rugged and moldy.
Before he headed to the temple, Modi also met the families of freedom fighters who were part of the Paika rebellion against the British East India Company in 1817.
The first corporation, the British East India Company was born in 1600.

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