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India and Mughal

1700s-1800s in Africa & Asia Stressed religious piety Emphasized strict rules of behavior Usman dan Fodio- reforms of Muslim practices in northern Africa Muhammad Ahmad Announced he was Mahdi- long-awaited savior of Islam He & his followers resisted British expansion into Sudan Wahhabi movement in Arabia Rejected schools of theology & law in Ottoman empire Recalled purity & simplicity of Muhammad’s original teachings Revolt was put down but movement survived Teachings are still influential in...

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&soldiers for independence .Hindus &Muslims fought shoulder to shoulder to throw out the British .Hence 1857 Revolt is called the first war of independence. Q2) Write the political causes of the First war of Independence. A) Policy of expansion; Few independent States were annexed on some pretext. Indian states had either been annexed or had entered into alliances with the company. The British had become the supreme power and the Indian princes were reduced to puppet. b) Doctrine...

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East India Company

East India Company From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the 17th-19th century English and British trading company. For other uses, see East India Company (disambiguation). |British East India Company | |[pic] | |Company flag after 1801 | |Former type ...

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indian constitution

government. Analogues to President and Prime Minister, each has a Governor (in case of states) or Lieutenant Governor (in the case of Union territories) and a Chief Minister. The 73rd and 74th Amendment Act also introduced the system of Panchayati Raj in rural areas and Municipality in urban areas. Also, Article 370 of the Constitution gives special status to the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The Constitution was adopted by the India Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on...

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Nationalism in India

questions concerning the interests of the people of India. In most of these movements, people were themselves encouraged to take action. Due to several factors, these movements failed to win Independence for India. British economic interest in India began in the 1600s, when the British East India Company set up trading posts at Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta. At first, India’s ruling Mughal Dynasty kept European traders under control. By 1707, however, the Mughal Empire was collapsing. ...

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History of the East India Company

power and assuming administrative functions. Company effectively began in 1757 after the Battle of Plassey and lasted until 1858 when, following the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Government of India Act 1858 led to the British Crown assuming direct control of India in the new British Raj. The Company was dissolved in 1874 as a result of the East India Stock Dividend Redemption Act. Founding Soon after 1588, London merchants presented a petition to Queen Elizabeth I for permission to sail to the...

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Indian Freedom Struggle

INDIAN FREEDOM STRUGGLE Arrival of East India Co in India Shift from traders to Lords Revolt of 1857 Transfer of power from EIC to British Rule Rise of Organized Movement Rise of Indian Nationalism Divide and Rule (Partition of Bengal) Formation of Indian National Congress Jallianwala Baug Massacre Non Co-operation Movement Simon Commission Civil Disobedience Movement Quit India Movement (Second World War and consequences) The East India Company had the unusual distinction of ruling...

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Crime & Investigation

The British East India Company arrived in India in the early 1600s, strugglingnd nearly begging for the right to trade and do business. By the late 1700s the thriving firm of British merchants, backed by its own army, was essentially ruling India. In the 1800s English power expanded in India, as it would until the mutinies of 1857-58. After those very violent spasms things would change, yet Britain was still in control. And India was very much an outpost of the mighty British Empire. 1600s:...

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The Sepoy Mutiny

By the year 1857 the British had established complete political control of India. As Western education was introduced and missionaries eroded Hindu society resentment among Indian people grew and it was joined by unease among the old governing class when the British decided to formally abolish the Mughal Empire. The mutiny of the Sepoy (native troops in the British army) began on May 10, 1857, when Indian soldiers who had been placed in irons for refusing to accept new cartridges were rescued...

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Lala Lajpat Rai

Rai Thesis: Lala Lajpat Rai was an all around freedom fighter for India. He wanted them to be free from British rule. He protested openly and was arrested several times, and eventually killed during a protest. He fought bravely and faithfully for what he believed in, he fought for what he thought was wrong and the ways to make it right. India for a long time had grown tired of British rule, and they wanted to run their own country. They fought hard and protested with little to no success, until...

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