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Chapter 19 Russell Savage
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Mughal emperor Aurangzeb (1618-1707)  destroyed Hindu temples and increased taxes for  Hindus. Hindus serving in imperial bureaucracy were  forced to convert to Islam. Another factor to the collapse of the Mughal  Empire was the rise of a new religion- Sikhism.  The End of the Mughal Rule and  the Arrival of the British
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The British East India Trading Company began as  early as 1600, and the naval forces of the British  helped assure victory over rivals. By 1764, India (which was theoretically several  kingdoms) was in British hands. India was known as the “Jewel in the Crown” of  the British Empire.
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India began to strive for self-rule, which began in  1885 with the founding of India’s National  Congress Party During WWI, three million Indian soldiers fought in  British armies.
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