Colonization Of India

  • East India Company Founded.

    East India Company Founded.
    East India Company was founded. Cotton, silk, indigo dye, saltpetre, tea, and opium, was the main trade.
  • French Established East India Trading Compony

    The French established their own East India Compony in 1666, with a majour base pondicherry. After serveral voilent confrontations, the British East India Compony pushed the French out of pondicherry.
  • Battle of Plassey

    Battle of Plassey
    IN the battle of Plassey in 1757, Clive's forces defeat the Nawab. However, Indian resentment continued.
  • Attempt To Regulate The British East India Company!

    The British government passed the regulating act in 1773 in an attempt to regulate the British East India Company's activities.
  • The resistance

    The British were convinced they had a right to occupy and control India. Yet the resistance against the British increased. for example, local troops known as sepoys were recruited to fight for the British East India Company but mutinied in the 1857at meerut in the Punjab region
  • Government takes control

    By1858, the british East Company was abolished and the British government took control of its holdings in India.
  • Fallen Towns Retaken

    By 1859 the towns which hads fallen to the rebels had been retaken.As a result of the Sepoy Mutiny, however, the East India Conpany was abolished and Parliment assumed direct control of Indian affair.
  • India part of British Empire.

    By 1876, the British Parliment had incorporated India into the British Empire and declared Queen Victoria the Empressof India, thereby establishing the period known as the British Raj. Indian's were now subjects of the the British crown
  • The Movment For Independence.

    The Movment For Independence.
    in 1885, the Indian National Congress was established with British approval. Because Hindus formedthe majority of the congress, Muslims decided to establish an alternative Muslim League in 1906 to address their national interests.
  • Indian Exports

    India Became increasingly lucrative for British during this period. By 1900, almost 20% of British exports were transported there. British busineness invesed in the textile and iron industries in India and employed local people. Indians were also employed in civil service.
  • The Movement Of Inderpendence!

    Both bodies increased their demands for Inderpendence following World War 1, when 1.5 million Indian troops fought for the British Empire.
  • British Troops Open Fired

    British Troops Open Fired
    However, on 13th of April, Britishtroops opened fired on protesters listening to a political speech in Amristar, the holy city of the Sikhs. Over 400 people were killed and about 1200 were wounded. Anti-British sentiment and the desire for independance increased.
  • Announced Inderpentence Later That Year.

    In February 1947, it was announced that inderpendence would be granted later that year, and on 14 August Britain officially withdrew. Two independent nation were created: India and Pakistan.
  • Declared Independence.

    On 26th of january 1950, the constitution came into effect and India was declared independent, democratic republic. This date is now celebrated as India's Republic Day.
  • Bibliography

    William Golant “Spotlight On: The British Raj” First published 1988
    Sunandini Arora Lal “Countries of the world: India” Published By Time Books 30/4/10 25/4/10 23/4/10 2/5/10