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Name: Syeda Abira Haider JeoffreyInstructor:ID:03471Date:/08/2018Reflection 6 -Jalal and Bose (Chap 6-8)The aim of this paper is briefly describe Indians transition to colonialism, thecollaboration or resistance between the East India Company and the Indians. The strongestresistance to the British were from the warrior states of Mysore, the Marathas and the Sikhs.The East India Company profited heavily from Indian textiles which openednew markets abroad. The French East India Company posed a challenge to the British. Forinstance, the crushing defeat of the English company’s forces in 1756. However, Robert Cliveproved to be a valuable asset to the British as he won several battles against the French.Moreover, the British were eventually able to defeat Siraj-ud-Daula who rose against theBritish and made Mir Jaffar as a puppet Nawab. Similarily, the last resistance to the Britishwere defeated in the Battle of Buxar.In 1765, the British had gained the right to collect revenues from Bengal(Diwani).The revenues were used to finance the British conquest of other parts of India.Forexample,the British tried to control Arcot through the subsidiary alliance but this type ofalliance proved to be unstable and by the end of the 18thcentury the British had taken overthe the administration of this region directly.Also, governors generals like Clive,Wellesley andDalhousieput significant pressures on the subsidiary alliance system.For instance,the Nawabof Awadh agreed in 1765 to pay large sums of annual tribute in exchange for protectiongiven my the company’s troops.By 1856,there was formal annexation of Awadh.

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Term
Spring
Professor
Jane
Tags
Colonialism, South India, Indian Rebellion of 1857

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