By the mid 18th century, what actually happened to the Nawabs and Rajas in India?
Since the mid-18th century, nawabs and rajas gradually lost their power and authority. The Company and the British government reduced their freedom, disbanded their armed forces, and took away their tax revenues and territories. Many ruling families, such as Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi tried to negotiate with the Company to protect their interests, but they were mostly defeated and murdered.
Which one of the following best describes a Resident with respect to British India?
A Resident, which dealt in diplomatic form with the essentially colonial relations between British India and each one or usually a territorial set of native rulers from various princely states.
The attached picture shows the statue of a great personality kept in Solapur, Maharashtra. Identify her from the given clues:
She is from the kingdom of Jhansi
She wanted the East India Company to recognize her adopted son as the heir to the kingdom
Identify this personality in the attached image, pleaded with the British to give his father's pension when the latter died?
Nana Saheb (19 May 1824 – 1859), born as Dhondu Pant, was an Indian Peshwa of the Maratha empire, aristocrat and fighter. As the adopted son of the exiled Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao II, Nana Saheb believed that he was entitled to a pension from the East India Company, but the underlying contractual issues were rather murky. The Company's refusal to continue the pension after his father's death, as well as what he perceived as high-handed policies, compelled him to revolt and seek independence from company rule in India.
Name the ruler of Kanpur who called himself Peshwa?
Identify the kingdom based on the clues given
One of the last territories to be annexed by the British
A subsidiary alliance was imposed here on 1801 and later taken over in 1856 by the British
Lord Dalhousie declared that the territory was being misgoverned and British rule was need to ensure proper administration
Name the Governor General who declared that Awadh was being misgoverned and British rule was needed to ensure proper administration.
What did the East India Company do from the coins minted by the Company?
During their dominance of India, the company established their own coinage. they initially built a mint in bombay in 1672. at first they competed against a number of regional mints but, because of their control of the country, in 1835 they absorbed the competition. the largest of these belonged to the mughal empire and the directorates of marathas and rajputs. despite the fact that the east india company was a non-government entity, after it consolidated india’s existing mints it became the sole issuer and controller of india’s circulating money until 1858. Hence the correct answer is option (A).
What did Lord Dalhousie announce after the death of King Bahadur Shah Zafar?
In 1856, which Governor General decided that Bahadur Shah Zafar was the last Mughal King and none of his descendants would be recognized as Kings hereafter?