Inclusion of India to the British Empire

Updated: 2/23/2021
Inclusion of India to the British Empire
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Imperialism Lesson Plans

The Age of Imperialism

Lesson Plans by John Gillis

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, European powers set out to develop global empires and their efforts were largely successful. European nations carved up large chunks of Asia and almost all of Africa, separating the land among themselves. The colonies these nations set up persisted until the second half of the 20th century. Imperialism reorganized international politics and had a major impact on the development of the global south.

History of Imperialism

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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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