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How successful were the British attempts to take control of lands in the sub-continent
between 1750 and 1856? [14]

can anyone please give me a detailed answer. not just copied by the marking scheme.
you can refer to it if you want to but please post a detailed answer. with a evaluation. THANKYOU.
 
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growth of EIC company
establishing their trading posts and own forces to safeguard them
backing and solid planning of british government behind
divide and rule policy
careful examination of the incompetence of mughal emperors helped them
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ANS: The British were very successful in taking control of lands in the sub-continent between 1750 and 1856.
The British had come to the sub-continent mainly for trade. The British carried on profitable trade for 150 years. To increase and ensure their trade they found it necessary to have political control of lands in the sub-continent.
The first opportunity came in 1757 when the battle of Plassey took place. In this battle Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula was defeated and killed. This gave the control of Bengal in British hands and they put up puppet rulers in Bengal. The British used the wealth of Bengal to increase their power.
It was followed by the battle of Buxur in 1764 in which combined forces of the rulers of Bengal, Oudh and Delhi were defeated by the British. After this Bihar also came under British control. The British obtained massive resources which they successfully used to increase their power and influence.
The British wanted full control of South India to ensure their spice trade. Four battles were fought between the British and rulers of Mysore. Finally in 1799 Tipu Sultan of Mysore was defeated and killed. South India came under British control.
In Deccan the Marathas had risen to power and gave tough resistance to the British. In 1818 the Marathas were finally defeated and whole of Deccan and South India came under British control.
Ranjit Singh had been extending his kingdom and had worried the British so they decided to annex Sindh. All they needed was an excuse. The British general Sir Charles Napier provoked the Amirs of Sindh so much that they attacked the British Residency in 1943. The Amirs were defeated and the Sindh was annexed by the British.
Ranjit Singh had signed a treaty of friendship in 1809 but after his death in 1839 rival chiefs argued amongst themselves over who should be the king. The army attacked British possessions and provoked the British to invade the Punjab. Following the Treaty of Lahore 1846 the Sikh paid a huge indemnity and Gulab Singh Dogra a Hindu chief who had helped the British was given Kashmir as a reward. Finally in 1849 after a revolt against the British the Punjab and the North West Frontier were annexed by the British.
In 1852 the British annexed several Indian states under the ‘Doctrine of Lapse’. In 1856 the large and rich state of Oudh was also taken over by the British under the excuse of misrule.
Thus the British, due to their military superiority were successful in their attempts to take control of the sub-continent between 1750 and 1856.

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How successful were the British attempts to take control of lands in the sub-continent
between 1750 and 1856? [14]

The British came mainly for trade but carried profitable trade from India for 150 years. To ensure the regular supply of goods the Britain slowly and gradually start taking control of Indian territories. So, that EIC might get goods more easily in which it want and in a price which is suitable for it.
(Now you can..) in next cmment
 
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(Now you can give a brief detail of battles fought in 1750-1856 including the battle names, time, the territories captured in that battle and with which people e.g sikhs, marathas they were fought)
example:
The control of British started as the Battle of Plassey was fought between the British and Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula ruler of Bengal in 1757 and the Nawab of Bengal was defeated by the British and they took control of Bengal and installed puppet-rulers. They used the wealth of Bengal to increase there power
 
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And same goes for the: Battle of Buxar in 1764 which combined forces of the rulers of Oudh, Delhi and Bengal fought against the British and were lost.
Mysore captured in 1799.
Deccan in 1818 by fighting Marathas
Sindh was annexed in 1843 defeating the Amirs of Sind.
The British defeated the Sikhs in 1843 after the death of Ranjit Singh.
(include ‘doctrine of lapse’ in 1852)
Oudh in 1856 under the excuse of misrule.
and the most important conclusion..that the British was successful.
 
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i need the answer of this question:
"Why did british intend to leave India in 1947 ?"
i will be thankful for the response...... :)
i have two reasons
demand for partition could be ignored no longer-increasing influnce, failed to find other solutions etc
violence was increasing and peace could not longer be achieved, threat of civil war
cant think of one more
 
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