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From Trade to Territory: The Company Establishes Power

Question:

Give a brief description of Chhatrapati Shivaji.

Answer:

Chhatrapati Shivaji was one of the most able administrators and rulers in India. He was the founder of the Maratha Empire in India. With his flawless warrior skills and unlimited courage, he ruled the Deccan region, parts of central India and parts of modern day Pakistan with a firm hand. It was due to his efforts that the Mughals faced a decline in their empire. Using guerrilla warfare techniques, he was successful in annexing a major portion of the Mughal Empire.

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From Trade to Territory: The Company Establishes Power

Q 1.

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

Q 2.

What attracted European trading companies to India?

Q 3.

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

Q 4.

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

Q 5.

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

Q 6.

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

Q 7.

Give a brief note on the Battle of Plassey.

Q 8.

Describe the policy of “paramountcy”.

Q 9.

What was the ‘doctrine of lapse’?

Q 10.

What were the commodities that these companies traded in?

Q 11.

Explain the system of “subsidiary alliance”.

Q 12.

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

Q 13.

Give a brief description of Chhatrapati Shivaji.

Q 14.

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

Q 15.

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

Q 16.

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

Q 17.

(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 18.

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

Q 19.

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

Q 20.

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

Q 21.

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

Q 22.

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

Q 23.

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