In the previous post, we have read about the Cornwallis and his reforms. After Cornwallis, the next man who came to India was Lord Wellesley. Actually, in 1790s, Europe saw the emergence of Napoleon. Napoleon was the arch rival of British. He used to say that my only objective is to eliminate British Empire. So, …

In the previous post we have read about the Lord Wellesley. He came out with subsidiary alliance policy and made many princely states to became subsidiary to the British EIC. The next man of EIC in India was Lord Hastings. Lord Hastings The annexation policy of the East India Company (EIC) was going well during …

Till now we have read about the Robert Clive, Warren Hatings, Cornwallis, Wellesley and Lord Hastings. These all British officials laid and strengthened the British Raj in India. In the last post we were studying about the Lord Hastings. Pindari issue was also a major important incident during his period. We will discuss Pindari issue …

In the previous post, we have read about Lord Hastings. Now, the work of next governor general was to consolidate this achievement. So, William Bentinck came into the scene to consolidate the achievements and please people with his reforms. William Bentinck Social Reforms The first important contribution of William Bentinck was social reforms in India. The main …

In the previous post, we have read about the William Bentinck: First Governor General of India. Now, in this post, we shall read about the next Governor General of India ie Lord Dalhousie, who beautified the British Empire in Indian Subcontinent. Lord Dalhousie Lord Dalhousie arrived in India with two objectives, to the strengthened British …

In the last post we have read about the doctrine of Lapse of Lord Dalhousie. We also read about the Sikh Gurus. So, the feeling of separate identity in Sikh community was already developed. This feeling got exaggerated when Aurangzeb died in 1707. So, when the Mughal Empire started declining, taking the advantage of it …

In the last post, we have discussed Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Now, we will discuss Punjab after the death of Ranjit Singh. Punjab in the late 1840s After the death of Ranjit Singh, the Sikh army started playing the role of the kingmaker in Punjab. So, within 6years Punjab government got 4 rulers. So, after Ranjit …

In the previous post we have read about the Lord Dalhousie and his policies to transform India. Though his policies contributated to the development of Indian infrastructure. But, his Doctrine of Lapse created a difficultly for Indian Princely States. So, there was flowing a wave of antagonism in Indian masses. So, the outcome of this …

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