As the list of grievances that affected them grew, the Indian sepoys (Hindu and Muslim soldiers) had begun to take matters into their own hands, and rallied together to form the Rebellion of 1857, which was one of the signs of India’s early attempts of planning to achieve national liberation from Britain . The aftermath that followed the Rebellion of 1857, changed India’s relationship with Britain for worse, as it created mistrust, suspicion, racial antagonism, discrimination, and a “war of races” . The relationship between India and Britain can be dated far back at the appearance of British East India Company (who held the paramount power in India until the end of the Rebellion), and the beginning of textile trading between Britain and India . However, it was not just the power the East India Company had in India that Britain was interested in, but India’s “vast reservoir of wealth, upon which individuals, institutions, and governments could draw without restraint” . Britain saw that if India became part of its Empire and was under its control, it could “gain absolute control over its riches and resources” .
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However, there came a point when British officers started making illegal certain kinds of sati, and eventually banned it all together. This makes one wonder what sparked the change from passivity to such strong action. This article will examine the change and try to prove the point that a fear of sati on the part of the British made them want to get rid of this unfamiliar practice. The article will try to verify the stance that the British who outlawed sati felt threatened by it because of its strangeness, the lack of control they had over it, and the bad reputation it gave to Britain since they claimed to be a civilizing and good nature upon India; by outlawing it they regained control and were able to maintain a good character for their nation. Befor... ... middle of paper ... ...ni, Lata.
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British economic interest in India began in the 1600s when Britain set up trading posts in Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta. By 1707, the Mughal Empire was collapsing. Several small states broke away from the Mughal control. In 1757, Robert Clive led the East India troops in a victory over Indian forces at the Battle of Plassey. From this time until 1858, East India Company was the leading power in India.
After the fall of Puritan rule in Massachusetts, Great Britain regained control over Massachusetts and expanded throughout North America, making it one of the greatest empires in the world. In order to maintain their power in the colonies they enacted rules and regulations regarding traded goods. However, most colonists resorted to smuggling and boycotting items. It was not until the French and Indian War did England begin to strictly enforce these restrictions due to a large war debt. The Sugar Act was one the first acts that had started a domino effect which led to the American Revolution.
By the end of the 17th century Britain had taken over India. Even though Britain wanted to keep control of India, the native people wanted their freedom and with the help of Mahatma Gandhi they won the nationalist movement. The British had brought the East India Company over to India to control the trading and the people. The company is a privately owned group of British people who act as brokers between two countries trading. By 1849 the company had full control over India.