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The consequences of “assumption of power without responsibility” by the Company are highlighted
Bringing more Indian territories under British domain through Subsidiary Alliance and Doctrine of Lapse is explained
Zamindari land tenures and Permanent Settlement in Bengal and the Ryotwari System in Madras Presidency are discussed
Company government’s indirect rule in states like Hyderabad, Pune and Mysore is described
Changes effected in civil and judicial administration are highlighted
Socio-cultural and educational reforms and developmental programmes of successive governor generals are examined
How railways and telegraph enabled the British to have closer control of the people they governed is explored
Company government’s exploitative agrarian and commercial policies, resulting in outbreak of terrible famines forcing the peasants and artisans to emigrate to British Empire colonies to work on plantations as indentured labourers, are elaborated.
Dadabhai Naoroji’s analysis of drain of wealth is dealt with.
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