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British East India Company
Transcript of British East India Company
Auspicio Regis Et Senatus Anglia.
Exploitation & Consumption Explanation
India in the 17th Century
Migration and Immigration
Friday October 15, 1999
Britain's Rule Over India
Symbol of the British East India Company
British East India Company
The flag after 1801 contained the flags of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Legacies and Patterns of Globalization
The Authority of the King and Parliament
Britain in the 1600's
The start of the 17th century was ruled by Elizabeth the First until 1603 when James the First ascended the throne. During his rule, the Puritans started to emerge which James got into arguments with the Parliament about. The Kings that followed after him tried again and again to reintroduce Catholicism which the Parliament kept refusing because they were strongly influenced by the Protestants. During 1649-1660, interregnum took place. Two Protestants were then invited to be joint Monarchs which ended the century in what was called the Glorious Revolution.
In the early 1600’s when Jahangir was reigning, India was very stable. However, when Shah Jahan was ruling, he and his song gradually abandon the policy of religious toleration that Jahangir instated. They tore down newly built Hindu temples. Aurangzeb gained enemies and became obsessed with expanding the land of India and when his reign ended, he left the country larger than when he found it but a lot weaker too.
Although in 1707 after Aurangzeb’s reign the country’s Moghul empire separates into semi-independent territories which are owned by local officials or land-owners.
India was successful and useful to Britain for many reasons. One, India produces goods, such as spices, leather, etc. Also, India is helpful by giving Britain a place to trade with other colonies. India has such a huge population, because of this soldiering was a tradition, it was popular to these countries. The British deliberately caused famine in India as a result of land taxes and inability to transport their resources.
By: Charles the First
Many of the Indians were then left to die on the highways they built themselves.
Cotton farmers and cultivators were denied necessary infrastructure like roads to bring their cotton and resources to the trading markets. Their resources would then lie for weeks on the ground, eventually getting ruined.
Our first symbol is a package meant to be imported from India to Britain, however is rejected. It contains cloth made in India by cultivators. The British weavers felt their business was threatened by the imported cloth from India which resulted in cloth from India being banned. The "wax seal" is representative of the British East India Company because it is their symbol.
Our second symbol is the map of India which is being invaded by India (as shown by the British people) in two ways:
The soldiers for the armies that protected the trading stations. This symbolizes the first sign of control that Britain started to gain over India.
It also represents the British establishing land taxes and taking over the land of the indigenous in order to maintain control and force the indigenous into slavery. The British also tried to assimilate the Indians by inflicting their traditions onto the inhabitants and not conforming to Indian ways. They were very ethnocentric.
Language and Social
Migration and immigration tie into our topic because when the British took over India they moved British people over there to start the army and to live among Indian in order to assimilate them. Also, when they took over instead of treating the Indians fairly and as if they were equals Britain used them more as slaves and labor workers.
Language and social assimilation goes along with the British ruling over India because during this time Britain moved people from there to India in order to make the Indians more like British people. Plus, they moved troops over there in order to start an army. Socially the British controlled them because they were forced to learn English, including the slang and some slang has managed to stick.