This ship was designed by Sir Robert Seppings, the surveyor of the Royal Navy and built at Calcutta in 1831 for the Parsee merchant Rustomjee Cowasjee who wanted a ship that could cope with monsoons. She had a complement of…
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- The maritime world of Asia
- Spices: trading for spices in Asia
- Textiles: supplying cloth to the world
- Tea: breaking into the tea trade
- The Company in crisis
The Company in crisis
The East India Company took control of vast areas of India,
expanding inland from the mid-1700s. Its methods
of rule and their consequences were sharply criticized
by some in Britain, and were deeply resented by
millions of Indians.
Violent rebellion in India in 1857, and the bloody repression that followed, brought the Company to its knees. In the wake of these events, the British government abolished the Company in 1858. Britain then governed India until independence in 1947.
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