A decade of rock and roll check out the online gallery for a glimpse back at the past 10 years of british india. 1600 : the east india company (eic) is formed, 1600 1615 : the company acquires its first territory in bombay 1748 : anglo-french war in india 1757. British raj - british rule in india - how did india come under british raj read article about how britishers came to india and slowly became the rulers. A collection of genealogical profiles related to british military presence in india 1612 to 1947. Britain ruled major parts of india, pakistan, and bangladesh between 1765 and 1857: it was queen victoria's crown jewel of the british empire. The british-indian timeline 1614- the east indian trading company arrives in india with sir thomas roe, who was sent by king james to the court of mogul.
Why did british imperialism take the form it did in india how did this change the lives of colonial servants in india why did individual britons go to india. I answered a similar question earlier: shefaly yogendra's answer to how do westerners perceive indian men some of this answer derives from what i wrote then i will add the caveat that my view may be quite london-centric and perhaps those living. The british raj (/ r d / from r j, literally, rule in hindustani) was the rule by the british crown in the indian subcontinent between 1858 and 1947. The term british indian (also indian british or indian britons) refers to citizens of the united kingdom (uk) whose ancestral roots lie in india.
During world war i, when britain declared that india was at war with germany as well, large number of indian troops served overseas, and the declaration by the secretary of state montagu in 1917 to the effect that it would be the intent of the. Information on and photos of the coins of british india, 1862-1947. British raj (r j, lit rule in hindi) or british india, officially the british indian empire, and internationally and contemporaneously, india, is the term used synonymously for the region, the rule, and the period, from 1858 to 1947, of the british empire on the indian subcontinent. There is no truth in the assertion made by british newspapers that india is loyal to the british or sympathizes with their cause india is from one end to another dis- affected the country is seething with anti-british revolutionary ferment why does india hate the british the.
F or the past five years i have been bewitched by the story of the british in india it started with my rediscovery of my grandmother's family, the lows of clatto, who for more than a century endured mutiny, debt and disease everywhere from the heat of madras to the afghan snows. A multiplicity of motives underlay the british penetration into india: commerce, security, and a purported moral uplift of the people the expansive force of private and company trade eventually led to the conquest or annexation of territories in which spices, cotton, and opium were produced. From romanticized stereotypes of exotic india to the most controversial policies of colonial rule, some of the most enduring images of the british raj in the popular imagination of americans have come from films. Introduction it has been said that the british empire was picked up in a fit of absence of mind nowhere was this more true than in the case of india which gradually came under british rule, not by the efforts of britain's government, but by those of the british east indies company, founded.
British empire: british empire, a worldwide system of dependencies colonies, protectorates, and other territories that over a span of some three centuries was brought under the sovereignty of the crown of great britain and the administration of the british government the policy of granting.
Statistical abstract relating to british india from 1903-04 to 1912-13 forty-eighth number london: his majesty's stationary office, 1915 no 1. The raj, as british india was known, was the jewel of the british empire in the 1800s. The british presence in india began in elizabeth's times with a few trading centers at madras, bombay, and calcutta in the eighteenth century, the french decided to challenge the pre-eminence of the british east india company, and incited some of the states of the mogul empire to attack. British india was the area of india in south asia which for hundreds of years was under the influence of the english (later the british) from the 1600s until 1858 these areas were run by the english east india company.
Shortly after the annexation of awadh, the sepoy mutiny, more appropriately described as the indian rebellion of 1857-58, broke out. Lenin and roy: the enemies of british india - toilers of the east were urged to overthrow foreign rule. The british presence in india began in the early seventeenth century, when the british east india company began trading on the outskirts of the mughal empire the company's influence grew steadily until it seized political control of parts of india, and british leaders continued to spread.