The Satyagraha and East India Company

  • Yashvi Goyal
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  • Yashvi Goyal

    Student at MIT-WPU School of Law, Pune, India

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The East India Company was the main company for trade and was famous for the same as well its ability to know the culture of the places the traded and later on posed the dominant position on them. English east India Company was founded on 31st Dec,1600 by John Watts and George White and The Dutch East India Company was created in 1602. Both the companies mainly traded cloth and spices. There goal was not merely to achieve success in trade but also to occupy a control. East India became successful in this and became the dominant trading power of the 17th and 18th century which helped in building of British Imperialism. The East India company understood that they can acquire the major power by controlling the agriculture especially in a country like India which is a rich source of most of the herbs, fabrics and much more. A similar kind of technique was used by Britishers in which they forced set of farmers of a particular place to indigo until the Satyagraha Moment broke.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 3062 - 3064


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