Category History

Decline of Indian industries during British rule

British economic policies had disastrous consequences on India. Due to this, the rural economy of India was shattered. Agriculture declined and industries were destroyed, instead of cottage industries, more attention was paid to preparing the same by machines. As a…

Annexation of Sind (1843)

Annexation of Sind

The state of Sindh, situated in the lower valley of the Indus river, the western border of India, was situated like a chain joining the Arabian Sea in the south, Rajputana in the east, Punjab in the north-east and Afghanistan…

First & Second Anglo-Burmese War: Causes and Results

Like elsewhere, the British government, under its expansionist policy, expanded its territory towards the north-eastern frontier and assimilated the independent state of Burma into the British Empire with the help of three wars. Anglo-Burmese War The British trade relations with…

Reforms of Lord Dalhousie (1848-1856) in India

Lord Dalhousie was an imperialist as well as an efficient administrator. By adopting the policy of empire-expansion, he increased the extent of the British Empire in India and the company became the supreme power of India. Various Reforms made by…