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From Trade to Territory: The Company Establishes Power

Question:

Give a brief note on the Battle of Plassey.

Answer:

The battle of Plassey took place on 23 June 1757 at Palashi, West Bengal, India, on the banks of the Bhagirathi River. The opponents were Siraj Ud Daulah, the Nawab of Bengal, and the British East India Company.
The French East India Company sent a small contingent to fight against the British East India Company. The British East India Company used Siraj-ud-Daulah’s deposed army chief – Mir Jafar, to defeat Siraj-ud-Daulah. Siraj-ud-Daulah was captured and executed.
The Company won the battle and took the entire province of Bengal and appointed Mir Jafar as the Nawab of Bengal.

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From Trade to Territory: The Company Establishes Power

Q 1.

Describe the changes that occurred in the composition of the Company's army.

Q 2.

Describe the changes that occurred in the composition of the Company’s army.

Q 3.

Describe the policy of “paramountcy”.

Q 4.

What were the commodities that these companies traded in?

Q 5.

When and between whom did the 3rd Battle of Panipat take place?

Q 6.

What attracted European trading companies to India?

Q 7.

Give a brief note on the Battle of Plassey.

Q 8.

In what way was the administration of the Company different from that of Indian rulers?

Q 9.

What were the reasons for the decline of the Mughal Empire?

Q 10.

Give a brief description of Chhatrapati Shivaji.

Q 11.

What was the ‘doctrine of lapse’?

Q 12.

Explain the system of “subsidiary alliance”.

Q 13.

(a) The British conquest of Bengal began with the Battle of _________ .
(b) Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan were the rulers of _____________.
(c) Dalhousie implemented the Doctrine of ____________.
(d) Maratha kingdoms were located mainly in the ____________ part of India.

Q 14.

What were the areas of conflict between the Bengal nawabs and the East India Company?

Q 15.

What were the powers enjoyed by the Residents appointed by the Company?

Q 16.

How did the East India Company establish trade in India and enter the political scene?

Q 17.

How did the assumption of Diwani benefit the East India Company?

Q 18.

Which were the other trading Companies that came to the Indian shores?

Q 19.

What were the rules followed by the British East India Company while occupying the Indian States?

Q 20.

What was the result of the competition between the trading companies from different European countries?

Q 21.

How and when did the British East India Company set foot in India?

Q 22.

Give a brief note on the wars between the Marathas and the British East India Company?

Q 23.

What did Tipu Sultan do that resulted in wars against the Company?