India Lecture 1

Indian national congress 1885 2muslim league 1906 1919

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Unformatted text preview: as Muslim invaders •By 18th century, rule weakened as Hindu and Sikh dissatisfaction grew along with Western imperialism ! Historical Development: British Colonialism •India became vulnerable to foreign encroachment •1600, British crown granted monopoly charter to the private East India Company •East India Company exploited cheap labor, controlling whole principalities •Nabob game greatly facilitated the plundering of Indian wealth and resources •Controlled by East India Company •Set up puppet Mughal governorships called nabobs with British merchant advisers •British cotton sold at half the price of local handmade cloth, putting millions of cloth makers out...
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