30 Facts About East India Company

1. East India Company was a private company owned by stockholders and reporting to a board of directors in London.

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2. The Government of East India Company agreed to this and coinage started at the Calcutta mint in 1853, which is the fixed date shown on the obverse of the coin.

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3. East India Company offers transformative research possibilities with fully searchable handwritten manuscript documents using Handwritten Text Recognition.

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4. East India Company limped on in its amputated form for another 15 years, finally shutting down in 1874.

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5. East India Company was finally coming back into its own, they said, "after 800 years of slavery".

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6. The East India Company went out of existence in 1873.

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7. Towards the end of the 17th century East India Company became the focal point of the Company's trade.

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8. At that time, East India Company had to face French East Company by dealing with Carnatic Wars.

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9. The second factor enabled the East India Company easily to finance its expansion in the new areas of commerce.

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10. The East India Company controlled its own army, which by 1800 comprised some 200,000 soldiers, more than twice the membership of the British Army at that time.

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11. East India Company became the centerpiece of Britain's empire.

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12. South East India Company witnessed the first open confrontation between the British and the French, whose forces were led by Robert Clive and Francois Dupleix, respectively.

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13. The East India Company built its own university to train workers.

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14. The East India Company relied instead on the government to get up and off the ground.

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15. The East India Company was a business like this, transporting goods from southern Asia to Europe and making a lot of money in the process.

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16. The United East India Company was organized into a court of 24 directors who worked through committees.

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17. East India Company was an English company formed for the exploitation of trade with East and Southeast Asia and India.

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18. East India Company began as a joint-stock enterprise incorporated by royal charter; established a trading monopoly with East Asia, Southeast Asia, and India; and became progressively involved in both domestic and international politics.

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19. East India Company was active on behalf of Britain in the Persian Gulf, from 1820 until World War I, to ensure the security of Britain's merchant vessels heading toward ports in southern Iraq and Iran.

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20. The English East India Company was one of the longest-lived and richest trading companies.

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21. East India Company launched AWS Asia Pacific Region with two availability zones in 2016 and has seen stupendous growth in adding new customers in the region.

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22. East India Company has identified long-term growth opportunities for Rides and Eats in India and Middle East Africa.

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23. East India Company is its only major market in Asia after it sold its businesses in China, Russia, and eight other countries across Southeast Asia in the last two years.

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24. Many of the East India Company records are freely available online under an agreement that the Families in British India Society has with the British Library.

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25. East India Company's arms, granted in 1698, were: "Argent a cross Gules; in the dexter chief quarter an escutcheon of the arms of France and England quarterly, the shield ornamentally and regally crowned Or.

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26. East India Company introduced a system of merit-based appointments that provided a model for the British and Indian civil service.

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27. East India Company was the first company to record the Chinese usage of orange-flavoured tea, which led to the development of Earl Grey tea.

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28. The East India Company took the beginning steps of British takeover of power in India for centuries to come.

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29. The East India Company concentrated its new power of collecting revenue and left the responsibilities to the Indian agencies.

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30. East India Company was one of the most powerful and enduring organisations in history and had a long lasting impact on the Indian Subcontinent, with both positive and harmful effects.

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