003 - The British in India

Significant Concept

To have knowledge of when the British colonised India.

Muharram Festival Procession, Baroda (1880)

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The British Empire


Mapping

  1. Use different colours or different patterns to shade areas brought under British control in 1750 - 1785, 1785 - 1857 and in 1858. Make sure you develop a key.
  2. Locate and label the following on the historical map entitled 'The British in India, 1858'
      • Afghanistan
      • China
      • Bengal
      • Ganges River
      • Goa
      • Bay of Bengal
      • Kashmir
      • Punjab
      • Rajput States
      • Calcutta
      • Ceylon
      • Tibet
      • Nepal
      • Indus River
      • Bombay
      • Arabian Sea

Activity

  1. When did the British acquire the Punjab?
  2. When did they acquire Bengal?
  3. During which period was the westernmost part of India acquired by the British?
  4. What generalisation can you make about the pattern of British acquisition in India?

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