The British Take Over India

The British Take Over India

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  • The sepoys were angered by suspecting that the cartridges were greased with animal fat such as cows or pigs. The Hindus believe that cows are sacred and pigs were forbidden Muslims
  • The Sati was a Hindu custom where a woman joins her husband in his funeral fire to die with him. The British eventually banned this custom. 
  • The  British East India Company was originally a private company granted a trade in monopoly with the East Indies by Queen Elizabeth I 
  • The sepoys rebelled against the British because of advantage and the cartridges were greased with animal fat. This caused a lot of mistrust between India and British.
  • The purdah is isolation of women in seperate quarters. These women covered themselves from head to toe.
  • A viceroy  is a representative who ruled one of Spain's provinces in the Americas in the kings names, one who governed in India in the name of the British monarch.
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