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  British East India Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Company was founded as The Governor and Company of Merchants of Trading into the East Indies by a coterie of enterprising and businessmen who obtained the Crown 's charter for exclusive permission to trade the East Indies for a period of fifteen years.
The company under such obvious patronage soon to eclipse the Portuguese who had established their bases in Goa and Bombay (which was later ceded to the as part of the dowry of Catherine de Braganza).
Coercive action threats and aided the Company in preventing the local from putting up a united struggle against The hundred years from the Battle of in 1757 to the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 were a period of consolidation for Company which began to function more as nation and less as a trading concern.
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 ipedia.com: British East India Company Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Company was founded as The Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies by a coterie of enterprising and influential businessmen, who obtained the Crown's charter for exclusive permission to trade in the East Indies for a period of fifteen years.
The company, under such obvious patronage, soon managed to eclipse the Portuguese, who had established their bases in Goa and Bombay (which was later ceded to the British as part of the dowry of Catherine de Braganza).
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.
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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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 British East India Company Summary
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 intention of favouring trade privileges in India.
The company, under such obvious patronage, soon managed to eclipse the Portuguese, who had established their bases in Goa and Bombay (which was later ceded to England as part of the dowry of Catherine de Braganza).
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   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Although the company, unlike its Dutch rival, had not hitherto undertaken territorial acquisition, this changed in 1668 when Bombay, ceded in 1665 to Charles II as part of a marriage settlement from the Portuguese crown, became the seat of the company's western presidency in place of Surat.
Unfortunately, success was not commensurate with the effort, and the company believed the poor results were due to the failure of their servants, but also partly to "the miserable condition" of Persia, which was suffering from insecurity, intolerance, corruption, and a collapsing currency (IO G/40/4, Surat to Company, 21 January 1677/78).
In this deteriorating situation the company was ill-served by its servants and suffered attacks from Muscat coastal raiders and incursions from eastern regions against its factory in Bandar(-e) ¿Abba@s, though it was still hoping to revive its trade.
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 Dutch East India Company Summary
The Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie or VOC in Dutch, literally "United East Indies Company") was established on March 20, 1602, when the Estates-General of the Netherlands granted it a 21-year monopoly to carry out colonial activities in Asia.
The flag of the company was orange, white, blue (similar to the current Dutch flag) with the company logo embroidered on it.
The East Indies were awarded to the Kingdom of the Netherlands by the Congress of Vienna in 1815.
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 UK Tea Council: Tea 4 You : East India Company
The East India Company's first major base was in western India, where it found a rich source of exotic textiles and other produce, which could be exported back to Britain or taken further east to exchange for spices.
The Company's charter was due for renewal in 1834, and in the decades before that there was a growing call for the abolition of the monopoly and the instigation of free trade with China as well.
India was still to be ruled from the boardroom of the East India Company, but its rulers would no longer also be tea dealers.
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 Dutch East India Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dutch colonial possessions, with the Dutch East India Company possessions marked in a paler green, surrounding the Indian Ocean plus Saint Helena in the mid-Atlantic.
The company was in almost constant conflict with the English; relations were particularly embittered after the Amboyna Massacre in 1623.
During the 18th century, the possessions of the Company were increasingly focused on the East Indies.
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 East India Company, British. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Although the company was soon reaping large profits from its Indian exports (chiefly textiles), it had to deal with serious difficulties both in England and in India.
The victories (1751–60) of Robert Clive over the French made the company dominant in India, and by a treaty of 1765 it assumed control of the administration of Bengal.
To check the exploitative practices of the company and to gain a share of revenues, the British government intervened and passed the Regulating Act (1773), by which a governor-general of Bengal (whose appointment was subject to government approval) was given charge of all the company’s possessions in India.
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 British East India Company
Commercial company (1600–1873) chartered by Queen Elizabeth I and given a monopoly of trade between England and the Far East.
In the 18th century, the company became, in effect, the ruler of a large part of India, and a form of dual control by the company and a committee responsible to Parliament in London was introduced by Pitt's India Act 1784.
The East India Company set up factories (trading posts) in Masulipatam on the east coast of India in 1611; on the west coast in Surat in 1612; and on the east coast in Madras (now Chennai) in 1639.
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 webindia123.com-Indian History-Modern-ENGLISH EAST INDIA COMPANY
In 1600 Queen Elizabeth granted a charter to the governor at a company of merchants to trade freely with the countries of the east.
The voyage to India was led by Captain Hawkins.
In 1661 the company obtained Bombay from Charles II and converted it to a flourishing centre of trade.
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 The British East India Company — the Company that Owned a Nation (or Two)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The company with the long name first entered the spice trade in the form of an old-fashioned or early capitalist venture, essentially conducting each voyage as a separate business venture with its own subsribers or stock-holders.
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.
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 British East India Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as "John Company", was one of the first joint-stock companies (preceded only by the Dutch East India Company) which was granted an English Royal Charter by Elizabeth I on December 31, 1599, with the intention of favouring trade privileges in India.
The Company transformed from a commercial trading venture to one that virtually ruled India as it acquired auxiliary governmental and military functions, until its dissolution in 1858.
In contrast, the Company, fresh from a colossal victory, and with the backing of a disciplined and experienced army, was able to assert its interests in the Carnatic from its base at Madras and in Bengal from Calcutta, without facing any further obstacles from other colonial powers.
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 East India Docks
The East India Company was established in 1600 to challenge the Dutch-Portuguese monopoly of the spice trade.
The East India Company had a monopoly of this trade until 1694 when the House of Commons passed an act that enabled all British firms to trade with India.
The British government became concerned with the power of the East India Company and in 1783 Charles Fox attempted to persuade Parliament to pass a bill that would replace the company's directors with a board of commissioners.
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 East India Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The EIC was made up of a group of London merchants, ordinary city tradesmen and aldermen who were prepared to take a gamble in buying a few ships and filling them with cargo to sell in the East.
Rivalry and tension between the two companies increased to such an extent that in 1620, the Dutch massacred the personnel in the EIC depot at Amboyna.
From the mid 1600's onwards, the EIC slowly began to acquire territory in India (Madras, Bombay and Calcutta).
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 Trade to Colonization - Historic Dynamics, East India Companies - History, British Colonization, India, African Slave ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Besides, the East India Company was willing to persevere; fighting and cajoling for concessions, it built trading bases wherever it could along either side of the lengthy Indian coastline.
In essence, the race for the colonization of India had been won by the British, and what Abbe de Pradt was saying was that it was in French interest to enjoy the "general" benefits of this victory and not bemoan the loss of "specific" benefits from the British victory.
The conquest of India continued with conclusive defeats of the Marathas in 1818, the Sikhs in 1848 and the annexation of Awadh in 1856.
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 BBC - Radio 4 In Our Time Presented By Melvyn Bragg - The East India Company
At its peak, its influence stretched from western India to eastern China via the farthest reaches of the Indonesian archipelago.
The East India Company, founded in 1600, lasted for 258 years before the British state gained full control of its activities.
In that time it had redrawn the map of India, built an empire and reinvented the fashions and the foodstuffs of Britain.
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East india company struck coins in India till 1857 when the first war of Independence broke.
The East India Company Double Mohur, a large gold coin, the reverse of which had a picture of the Lion and Palm Tree, was chosen as emblem.
The image of the Double Mohur of East India Company coin which depicts the Lion and palm tree picture from where the modern emblem is originated, is shown above and below.
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It was seen to be to the benefit of the Company to integrate with the local population, and Indian women who had children of European men were paid an amount at the time of the child’s christening.
In the Far East the Empire developed the federated Malay states, established itself in Borneo, acquired Hong Kong, and trading rights in territories on the Chinese mainland and at Shanghai.
The East India Company's domination of the Indian economy was based on its private army.
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 East India Company Restaurant - Ottawa Winnipeg Montreal Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
East India Company Restaurants have been in business for over thirty years and have always enjoyed a reputation for the best East Indian Food in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Montreal Canada.
The company is known not only for the high quality of food and service provided, but also for the atmosphere created through authentic Indian artwork ranging from 100 to 500 years old displayed through out the restaurants.
Copyright ©2004, 2005 East India Company Restaurants - all rights reserved.
www.eastindiaco.com   (118 words)

 3D Gamers :: Game Listing :: East India Company Info
Create your destiny as a young captain of British East India Company in the 18th century.
You have to be aware though, as rivalling nations of France and Dutch are openly hostile.
You can also choose a career of a soldier, fighting battles in the name of both East India Company which has its own standing armies and the British Empire both in sea and land.
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 The East India Rock Company.
The East India Rock Company is on hiatus now together with all regular programming on KRUI for at least the next four weeks.
BANGALORE, India (AP) -- Raj Kumar, a onetime child actor who became one of south India's most beloved movie stars and later was kidnapped by a notorious bandit, died Wednesday at age 77.
The East India Rock Company rolls into spring with a couple of hot shows the past two weeks.
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The Adventure Company released a patch for the English version of Murder on the Orient Express (thanks Blues).
The French, Spanish and Italian versions have gone Gold after the changes were made, so there is no need to patch them too.
Total Extreme Wrestling 2007 allows players to take on the role of a wrestling promoter, where it is up to you to try and steer your chosen company to the top of the industry, along the way dealing with prima donna superstars, wars and alliances with other wrestling companies, and the demands of TV corporations.
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