1 thought on “British Conquest of India”

  1. British conquest of India was part of larger profit making policy of British. Through various means starting from trade permit from Mughal Emperor, taxation rights of Bengal, Bihar and Awadh, exploitation of plantation workers via unjust acts and various other act clearly depict that it was neither accidental nor unintentional.

    When British East India company came to India for trade, it was private enterprises which solely involed in trade with native traders in peppers, cotton, etc. But Company’s Governor activity participated in wars of native kings and also for profit maximization they gradually phased out other European power like french and dutch.

    Company’s’ various policies like ring fence , subsidiary alliance, subordinate isolation forced indian native ruler to gave control over their army, relationship with other states etc. Via various Wars and Treaties, they systematically took control over Bengal followed by Mysore and in last Bombay.

    In economic front, their policy are favorable to benefit British trade at the cost of indian resources. Cotton, peeper and various raw material were exported in to Britain and finished products were imported to indian market. They did not pay attention to bring modern technology which truly uplift indian society. for example heavy industries like steel and chemicals were very few at the time of independence.

    They imparted education in English language and neglected the local language to change indian people on line of westen culture and values thus creating lifelong market for english goods.

    In all senses, British conquest of Indian was intentional like all other colonies to get maximum benefit of resources of native region.

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