Lecture notes Second half of semester

Lecture notes Second half of semester - History 142 3/24/08...

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History 142 3/24/08 Chapter 14 1793-1848 1798-1805: Richard Wellesley- governor general of British company o East india Company Rule o Expanded British power far beyond Bengal o Biggest expansionist in history of brisith india o His workers and co workers were not into reform Lecture 3/27/08 Company Raj 1757- Plassey o Beginning of “company state” o Beginning of colonial British India o Transition from commercial to political rule 1765- Diwani 1798-1805- Wellesley o Annexed huge parts of India o Huge expansionist 1818- Marathas o Most powerful Indian rulers in the 18 th century o Not brought on the British paramounty until 1818 1845-46 and 48-49- Sikh wars o Punjab o One of the last captured areas
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o Sikhs quite well known outside of india, turbans o Had own state until 1848 o Powerful army of 100,000 men o Formidable opponent to the british o Legendary leader Raurjit Singh (one eyed ruler) o Became the most loyal supporters of the British o Especially loyal during the mutiny 1824-85- Burma 1842- Sind o Border zone 1838-42 and 1878-60- Afghan Wars o First attempt was a complete failure o Second had similar results o Motivated byt the concern that Russians had been infiltrating Afghanistan o Afghanistan was a buffer zone between the British and Russian Empires
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course HIST 142 taught by Professor Wink during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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Lecture notes Second half of semester - History 142 3/24/08...

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