The Battle of Plassey was the foundation of British dominion in India. The company’s administration was not for the interests of people. It was imperialistic, expansionist and exploitative. It brought more Indian territories under British domain through subsidiary Alliance and Doctrine of Lapse. This policy led to a South Indian rebellion (1800 -01), Vellore Rebellion (1806) and the Great Rebellion (1857).
* Siraj-ud-daula ascended the throne of Bengal.
* On 9th February 1757, Treaty of Alinagar was signed.
* The Carnatic wars which spanned from 1746 to 1763.
* Tipu agreed to pay 3.6 crore of rupees to the English as war indemnity.
* Wellesley declared war against Tipu in 1799.
* Cornwallis established a system of circles or ‘thanas’ each was headed by a ‘daroga’.
* Sir Elija Impey was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at Fort William in Bengal.
* Lord Wellesley introduced the system of Subsidiary Alliance to bring the princely states under the control of the British
* Lord Dalhousie was one of the chief architects of the British Empire in India.
1. Confederacy: a league or alliance கூட்டமைப்பு
2. Ecclesiastical: relating to the Christian Church or its clergy
3. Entrust: assign the responsibility ஒப்படைடப்பு
4. Hostility: opposition
5. Negotiation: discussion aimed at reaching an agreement
6. Paramount: supreme தலையாய
7. Predominant: the most powerful
1. Bipan Chandra - History of Modern India, Orient Blackswan Private Limited 2018.
2. R.C.Majumdar - An Advance History of IndiaMacmillan and Co., Limited London 1953.
3. Vincent .A.Smith - The Oxford History of India- From the Earliest Times to the end of 1911 – 1919 – Oxford At The Clarendon press.
From Trade to Territory
Through this activity you will know about the maps of India (Colonial Period)
• Open the Browser and type the URL given below (or) Scan the QR Code
• Scroll down, click any period (ex. COLONIAL MAPS)
• Click the topicsone by one and explore the maps (ex. Historical maps, c.1750 to 1800)