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East India Company

Syllabification: East In·di·a Com·pa·ny

Definition of East India Company in English:

A trading company formed in 1600 to develop commerce in the newly colonized areas of Southeast Asia and India. In the 18th century it took administrative control of Bengal and other areas of India, and held it until the British Crown took over in 1858 in the wake of the Indian Mutiny.

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