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History of Imperialism - Inclusion of India to the British Empire

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The History of Imperialism - Inclusion of India to the British Empire during age of imperialism

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  • British East India Company
  • British East India Company
  • Collapse of the Mughal Empire
  • This Hindu Temple can not be repaired !
  • Sepoy Rebellion
  • In the early 17th century, the British East India Company established themselves in India. They soon became the most powerful political force in India.
  • The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb caused instability in India. He created oppressive policies against Hindus. The result was a weakened, divided India that Britain could exploit.
  • The British hired local Indians as soldiers called "Sepoys". Poor treatment by British commanders led to a Sepoy Revolt. The result was a bloody confrontation that prompted Britain to ramp up their control .
  • The British Crown Takes Over
  • India
  • How did India become part of the British Empire?
  • Struggles with Westernization
  • "Eastern World"
  • "Western World"
  • After the Sepoy Rebellion, the British government decided to take more direct control over India. The government feared losing control over the "Jewel in the Crown" of their empire.
  • Reformers like Ram Mohan Roy tried to convince Indians that some of their older customs needed to be reformed. These ideas were very difficult to accept.

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