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Mondern India Diaz rounds cape of Good Hope in 1480s Da Gama reaches India in 1490s Asked by Indians what he had come for- for christianity and spice A few christians lived in INdia Portuguese wanted to protect them but really wanted to convert Spices were nto in INdia but ti becomes a trading station on route to Spice islands Indonesia Obtain the island of Gao in 1510 Priests gain friends among Braihmins and are able to convert a few Hindus Portuguese do nto try to colonize Britain will gain upper hand in INdia - 1700s British have first trading station at Sturat - 1614 East India Company Indian rulers issue permits - Firmans - to allow Europeans to trade in India GAve Indians the belief of control Trade is good for Indias economy At the time no one group was in complete control of India Europeans took advantage of this British and French fight in India French kicked out in 1761 English start to take control of polikticlacivil society to protect their investments East INdia Company still running things helped by British government Through 1700s and 1800s Inida becomes the major part of the British Empire The Jewel in the Crown Doctrine of Lapse - British could take control of any principality state whose ruler had dided without a heir Ignores Hindu Tradition where childless ruler could adopt heir Allows Brits to consolidate power in INdia The Brits want to Indians to become Brits Christian - Efficient - But not democratic Indians are split on what to do Ramchun Roy - urged Indians to blend old spirituality with new technology Get rid of caste system and prejudice against women Not all agreed Indians blocked from holding high gov positions - drafted into the army and sent to wars around the world Tax Collection - In the past no private ownership of
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