East India Company

  1. an English company formed in 1600 to develop trade with the new British colonies in India and southeastern Asia; in the 18th century it assumed administrative control of Bengal and held it until the British army took over in 1858 after the Indian Mutiny
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  • Hudson was English, but was hired by the Dutch East India Company in 1609 to find an eastern sea route from Europe to Asia.
  • In 1858 Britain reined in the East India Company, dissolving its territorial power and making India the responsibility of the British crown.
  • The Merchant Shipping Act of 1823 replaced bonding with a law that confined Lascars to East India Company boarding houses and threatened those who did not board the next ship home with imprisonment for vagrancy.
  • The general issues of the East India Company of the denominations of half anna, one anna, two annas and four annas have been put up on display.
  • At that time the East India Company was the virtual ruler of Bengal.
  • The history of the East India Company is littered with the lives of officials who embraced the variegated Indian lifestyle and saw nothing wrong in marrying into it.
  • It worked, and the island of Penang (off the north-west coast of Malaysia) became the British East India Company's first trading outpost in the Far East.
  • The difference was that English glassmakers were competing with East India Company imports, while on the Continent, glassmakers had more immediate competition: Since 1710, two chemists had been making clay-based porcelains in Meissen, Germany. Art, Technology, Design, Crisscrossing the Globe
  • In the historical experience of England in the East India Company there are two distinct phases, phases which actually repeat themselves recurrently even throughout the twentieth century.
  • [24] The East India Company was a famous joint stock trading corporation, formed in England early in the seventeenth century, to carry on commerce with the East Indies. Tea Leaves Being a Collection of Letters and Documents relating to the shipment of Tea to the American Colonies in the year 1773, by the East India Tea Company. (With an introduction, notes, and biographical notices of the Boston Tea Party)
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