East India Company
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This article is regarding the 17th-19th century English language and United kingdom trading firm. For additional uses, find East India Company (disambiguation). |British East India Firm | |[pic] | |Company flag following 1801 | |Former type |Public | |Industry |International trade | |Fate |Dissolved | |Founded |1600 | |Defunct |JuneВ 1, В 1874 | |Headquarters |London, England
|Colonial India | |[pic] | |Imperial Entities of India | |Dutch India |1604вЂ“1825 | |Danish India |1620вЂ“1869 | |French India |1759вЂ“1954 | |Portuguese India 1510вЂ“1961 | |Casa de uma ГЌndia |1434вЂ“1833 | |Portuguese East India Company |1628вЂ“1633 | |British India 1613вЂ“1947 | |East India Firm |1612вЂ“1757 | |Company secret in India |1757вЂ“1857 | |British Raj |1858вЂ“1947 | |British guideline in Burma |1824вЂ“1942 | |1765вЂ“1947/48 | |Partition of India |1947 | |v | |t | |e
The British East India Company was a language and later (from 1707) British joint-stock company and megacorporation formed for pursuing control with the East Indies although which ended up trading primarily with the Indian subcontinent. The East India Company bought and sold mainly in cotton, man made fiber, indigo coloring, salt, saltpetre, tea and opium. The corporation was naturally a Noble Charter in 1600, rendering it the most well-known among several similarly formed European East India Firms. Shares with the company had been owned by wealthy merchants and aristocrats. It was an example of an English joint stock business.. The us government owned zero shares together only roundabout control. The organization eventually reached rule huge areas of India with its individual private soldires, exercising military power and assuming management functions. Firm rule in India successfully began in 1757 following your Battle of Plassey and lasted until 1858 when, following the American indian Rebellion of 1857, the federal government of India Act 1858 led to the British Top assuming direct control of India in the fresh British Raj. The Company was dissolved in 1874 because of the East India Inventory Dividend Payoff Act approved one year earlier, as the federal government of India Act got by then made it vestigial, powerless and obsolete. Their functions had been fully assimilated into established government equipment in the Uk Raj as well as its private military had been nationalised by the United kingdom Crown. |Contents...
References: Foothold in India
See also: Establishment of English Trade in Bengal (1600-1700)
William Henry Pyne notes in the book The Microcosm of London (1808) that:
" On theВ 1 March 1801, the bills of the East India Firm to ВЈ5, 393, 989 their effects to ВЈ15, 404, 736 and their sales increased since February 1793, from ВЈ4, 988, 300 to ВЈ7, 602, 041. "