W7 Colonialism in S Asia - WEEK SEVEN PART TWO COLONIALISM...

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WEEK SEVEN, PART TWO: COLONIALISM IN SOUTH ASIA
FROM MUGHAL EMPIRE TO BRITISH INDIA First Stage: East India Company gets a foot in the door (17th c.) 1. Factories and forts : Surat, Bombay, Madras, Calcutta (Mughal Empire) 2. Treaties, not battles 3. Mughal strength keeps foreigners in line
FROM MUGHAL EMPIRE TO BRITISH INDIA Second Stage: From Trading Company to Territorial Power (18th c.) 1. General weakening of Mughal Empire 2. Strength & expansion of local rulers 3. New opportunities for East India Company 4. Dealing with European rivals 5. Intervention in local conflicts 6. Battle of Plassey (1757)
FROM MUGHAL EMPIRE TO BRITISH INDIA Third Stage: Expansion through the “Snowball Effect” (18th-mid-19th c.) A vicious cycle of expansion Indians take sides Mutiny of 1857 1858: Exile of last Mughal Emperor, establishment of

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