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Unit - 2
From Trade to Territory
▶To know the rise of the Political Power of English East India Company
▶To know the events and impact of Battle of Plassey and Buxar
▶To now the Carnatic wars and Mysore wars
▶To know the Anglo-Maratha wars
▶To understand the growth of colonial army and civilian administration
▶To understand the principles of Subsidiary Alliance and Doctrine of Lapse
In the 15th Century, Europe witnessed an era of geographical discoveries through land and sea routes. In 1498, Vasco Da Gama of Portugal discovered a new sea route from Europe to India. The main motive behind those discoveries was to maximize profit through trade and to establish political supremacy. The rule of East India Company in India became effective after the conquest of Bengal. The main interest of the company in India was territorial and commercial expansions.
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