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The British East India company was a joint-stock company where the company was funded by several investors, each with individual shares in the company, for both profits and acquired debts.
The company received its charter to operate from Queen Elizabeth I on December 31 st, 1600 with the intent of obtaining a trade monopoly in the area.
Although the Nawab’s forces outnumbered the company’s forces greatly, with 50,000 of the Nawab’s soldiers compared to the 800 British and 2200 soldiers that were a part of the British East India Company.
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  British East India Company information - Search.com
The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as "John Company", was a joint-stock company which was granted an English Royal Charter by Elizabeth I on December 31, 1600, with the intent to favour trade privileges in India.
By 1689, the Company was arguably a "nation" in the Indian mainland, independently administering the vast presidencies of Bengal, Madras and Bombay and possessing a formidable and intimidating military strength.
Despite stiff resistance from the East India lobby in parliament, and from the Company's shareholders, the Act was passed.
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  East India Company - MSN Encarta
East India Company, any of a number of commercial enterprises formed in western Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries to further trade with the East Indies.
The most important of the companies were given charters by their respective governments, authorizing them to acquire territory wherever they could and to exercise in the acquired territory various functions of government, including legislation, the issuance of currency, the negotiation of treaties, the waging of war, and the administration of justice.
The East India Company, however, bought control of this new company, and in 1702 an act of Parliament amalgamated the two as “The United Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies.” The charter was renewed several times in the 18th century, each time with financial concessions to the Crown.
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  British East India Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By 1689, the Company was arguably a "nation" in the Indian mainland, independently administering the vast presidencies of Bengal, Madras and Bombay and possessing a formidable and intimidating military strength.
Despite stiff resistance from the East India lobby in parliament, and from the Company's shareholders, the Act was passed.
On the eve of the demise of the East India Company, the East India Club in London was formed for current and former employees of the East India Company.
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 East India Company - ninemsn Encarta
The most important companies were given charters by their respective governments, authorizing them to acquire territory wherever they could and to exercise in the acquired territory various functions of government, including legislation, the issue of currency, the negotiation of treaties, the waging of war, and the administration of justice.
In 1773 the British government established a governor-generalship in India, thereby greatly decreasing administrative control by the company; however, its governor of Bengal, Warren Hastings, became the first governor-general of India.
The company continued its administrative functions until the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859), a widespread revolt that began with the Indian soldiers in the company’s Bengal army.
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The British East India Company, originally two very similarly named companies, and popularly known as John Company, founded by the Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I on December 31, 1600, became one of the most powerful commercial enterprises in its time.
In the 1770's, British attempts to extend the Company's monopoly on tea to the American colonies lead to the Boston Tea Party and was one of the factors leading the the American Revolution.
By the middle of the 19th century, the Company's rule extended across most of India, Burma, Singapore and Hong Kong, and a fifth of the world's population was under its authority.
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 British India - Indian History
This mutiny was harshly crushed by the British.
The British victories were accompanied by widespread recrimination, and in many cases, unarmed sepoys were bayonetted, sown up in the carcasses of pigs or cows, or fired from cannons.
After WWII ended, the British Secretary of State for India established a committee with the goal to resolve the conflict between the Congress and the Muslim League and to turn over authority for India to a single Indian administration.
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 The East India Company - Its History and Results by Karl Marx
At the commencement of the East India Company’s operations, under the reign of Elizabeth, the Company was permitted for the purpose of profitably carrying on its trade with India, fo export an annual value of £30,000 in silver, gold, and foreign coin.
In 1813 the Company was unable to further withstand the pressure of general commerce, and except the monopoly of the Chinese trade, the trade to India was opened, under certain conditions, to private competition.
The main theatre of operations in the East was India where the French and their puppets among the local princes were opposed by the British East India Company, which took advantage of the war to seize new Indian territories.
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 Manas: History and Politics, East India Company
The Company saw the rise of its fortunes, and its transformation from a trading venture to a ruling enterprise, when one of its military officials, Robert Clive, defeated the forces of the Nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-daulah, at the Battle of Plassey in 1757.
The Company's servants were largely a rapacious and self-aggrandizing lot, and the plunder of Bengal left the formerly rich province in a state of utter destitution.
In 1858 the East India Company was dissolved, despite a valiant defense of its purported achievements by John Stuart Mill, and the administration of India became the responsibility of the Crown.
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 New Statesman - The world's first multinational
Direct control of the company's territories passed to the crown, and the British Raj was born.
Among the charges was that Hastings had introduced a company monopoly over the production of opium and, in an attempt to smuggle the crop into China, had awarded the contract at a knock-down price to the son of the East India Company chairman, who promptly sold it on for a tidy profit.
In India, the East India Company's mismanagement remains part of the national consciousness; here, knowledge of the company's corruption and abuse is almost entirely lacking.
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Gorkhas and British East India Company fought against each other during their military campaigns out of which both stimulated respect and admiration for one another which later contributed to national level agreement that gave British the right to recruit Gorkhas under their Government and hence “British Gurkhas” was born.
One of the British generals wrote in 1815: “they are hardy, cheerful and endure privations and are very obedient, have not much of the distinction of caste and are a neutral kind of Hindu.
Gurkhas continues to serve the British with the same passion, attitude and faith and their courage, loyalty and ability as an honorable and a fearsome soldier of the world has never been questioned and presumably will never be.
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 british east india company - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
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 Opium Timeline
The British dependence on opium for medicinal and recreational use reaches an all time high as 22,000 pounds of opium is imported from Turkey and India.
Jardine-Matheson & Company of London inherit India and its opium from the British East India Company once the mandate to rule and dictate the trade policies of British India are no longer in effect.
The company is alleged to have used fraudulent patents and deceptive trade practices to block the prescription of cheap generic medications for patients in pain.
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 Straight Dope Staff Report: Is the black hole of Calcutta a myth?
The incident in Calcutta (or, to use the spelling preferred by India as of last December, Kolkata) was not the beginning of the end of British rule in India.
Troops were hired as company employees to protect the trading posts from restless natives and from the other European powers, and soon the East India Company was a rich megacorporation with outposts around the globe, a commanding position in world markets, and its own private army.
Suddenly, rather than being traders in India, the East India Company was the de facto ruler--an incident most Britons looked upon with great favor, possibly out of revenge for the Black Hole, or the belief that with British rule, the savages of India could be civilized.
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 The British East India Company — the Company that Owned a Nation (or Two)
The Dutch virtually excluded company members from the East Indies after the Amboina Massacre in 1623 (an incident in which English, Japanese, and Portuguese traders were executed by Dutch authorities), but the company's defeat of the Portuguese in India (1612) won them trading concessions from the Mughal Empire.
The company's encounters with foreign competitors eventually required it to assemble its own military and administrative departments, thereby becoming an imperial power in its own right, though the British government began to reign it in by the late eighteenth century.
The British government took away the Company's monopoly in 1813, and after 1834 it worked as the government's agency until the 1857 India Mutiny when the Colonial Office took full control.
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 India
Chairmen of the British East India Company (in London)
Governors (of the Danish East India Company to 1779)
20 Oct 1795 - 1818 British occupation of Dutch India settlements.
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receiving treatment from his British adversaries, the British were expecting him to surrender but he audaciously said no and headed back to the fort to resume the battle.
The Gorkhas and their women threw every kind of missile at the British soldiers until, out of food, water and ammunition; the fort finally gave in to the attacks.
The Honorable East Indian Company was in the verge of collapsing during the great Indian Mutiny that lasted for almost three years.
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 British East India Company — FactMonster.com
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