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sepoy

hired Indian soldiers of BEIC (British East India Co.). protect company's interests in the region

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viceroy

governor who ruled as rep. of monarch

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(a) attitude

"A famous expression of this ATTITUDE came from Thomas Macaulay, a government official asked to recommend the kind of education system India should have."

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(a) transfer

"As a result of the uprising, the British Parliament TRANSFERRED the powers of the East India Company directly to the British government."

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(p) Queen Victoria

1876: Empress of India. India became "Jewel in the Crown"

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(p) Indian National Congress

(INC) 1885: small group of Indians that met in Bombay. call for share in governing process. difficulties because of religious differences.

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(p) Mohandas Gandhi

born 1869. study and became lawyer. lived as lawyer in S. Africa--->return to India and became active in independence movement. nonviolent. Mahatma=great soul

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(pl) Kanpur

(Cawnpore) armed Indians massacred 200 women and children in the House of the Ladies. British took revenge.

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(pl) Mumbai

(Bombay) many Indian nationalists from here.