British in Asia
What kind of regime did the British put in place?
E-Readings (emailed out today) from The Scandal of Empire talks about how the
British government eventually factored the East India Company out of the governing
What was the ideolo
Gender in India
Gender what role society has an individual play
It is a reflection of socioeconomic conditions you live in.
Patriarchal societies were more urban and matriarchal societies were more matriarchal.
Women were often warriors in tri
Fall of Mogul Empire
How could a state as successful as the Mogul empire fall to the British so easily?
Its success explains its failure.
They were a huge welfare state and did great things like build roads and open
universities. They opened the door
East India Companies
Dutch East India Company
King Philip II becomes king of Spain and Portugal in 1580. As a result, Portugal can no
longer supply goods to Holland and _.
Thus, the Dutch East India Company (the VOC) (1598) becomes the first multi-nationa
British Takeover India
If the British didnt conquer India because the Indians aided their political takeover,
then all of the technological advances were also not completely one-sided.
Collaborators in Britains Takeover
History from 1765-1858
1765: signing of the Treaty of Allahabad
British, Moguls, and many other included in this treaty.
The British did not become sovereigns over the territory they conquered, but rather
Diwans submitted to the Mogul emperor who told the
India as a Nation
Pakistan became free of India in 1971.
All of these new borders (India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lank, etc.) had never been
Where did nationalism come from within India? How and it what ways, when, does this
idea of nation
Representing Authority in Victorian India
British India was an extension of Victorian Britain in context of attitude.
Believed there were 2 contradicting views of Victorian Britain:
They wanted to keep India feudal and yet also make
The British Raj
Queen Victorias Proclamation
A tract by the Queen that was spread and translated throughout South Asia declaring
British rule of India.
Viceroy ministry created and announced.
They said theyd be impartial and let anyone deemed worthy and w
Sultanates and Trade
Executive Branch (Sultan who must be Muslim and advisors of any ethnic or religious
Muslims, Hindus, etc. They administered laws for whatever community they represented.
1855: Indian National Congress
Very English movement
Naoroji member of Congress. Drain Theory
The Indians would ask the British for power and they would insist that the Indians
Portuguese Trade Routes
Portuguese Possessions in the East and the Route to India
Under Prince Henry the Navigator, the Portuguese government began sponsoring ship
ventures trying to sail around Africa in order to reach India.
In 1487, explorer Diaz went