East India Company


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an English company formed in 1600 to develop trade with the new British colonies in India and southeastern Asia

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12 Acts relating to the former East India Company, the famous trading organisation which was founded in 1600 and dissolved in 1874
Who granted the charter to the East India Company to trade in India
First, the East India Company recognized his ability with the Chinese language and employed him as their translator in China.
The 'Halve Maen' (Dutch for Half Moon), a full scale replica of a Dutch East India Company sailing ship from the early 1600s, is sailing into downtown Wilmington as the main attraction of ING DIRECT's official headquarters anniversary celebration.
Abu Dhabi based supermarket chain Lulu Group has bought a 10 per cent stake in the UK-based trading firm, The East India Company, and a 40 per cent stake in its fine foods subsidiary for around $85 million in total.
After a shortened university education, Willman enlisted in the Dutch East India Company as a soldier bound for Batavia (now Jakarta), headquarters of the Dutch trading empire in Asia, in order to see the world beyond Europe.
According to the report, Isenberg too found four coins originating from the Dutch East India Company with one dating back to 1690, when some early Dutch seafarers stepped on Australian shores much before Cook.
Papon of the East India Company fame, with electronic and folk as his genre, will be one part of the performing duo.
Shawn Mirza creates new private investment firm under the name The Dutch East India Company, Inc.
These were dotted across a large swathe of territory that stretched south-westwards from the Boultibrooke estate of Harford Jones which straddled the England-Wales border near Presteigne, right through to Tenby where a number of former East India Company servants purchased houses.
The East India Company, he writes, was heavy-handed and lacking in respect for Indian customs.
South Asia's geography and politics is of key interest to the developing nations, and so A Military History of India and South Asia From the East India Company to the Nuclear Era should be on the shelves of any college-level collection, whether it be military or civilian in nature.
The wreck - thought to be the Dutch East India Company vessel Rooswijk - was discovered by divers in the Kellet Gut area of the Goodwin Sands off the Kent coast in 2004.
Historical records show he was a pet of British general Robert Clive of the East India Company and had spent several years in his sprawling estate before he was brought to the zoo about 130 years ago," West Bengal Forest Minister Jogesh Barman said.
Travel writer Stephen Taylor delved into the archives of the East India Company to pull together not only an exciting shipwreck story, but the tales and conditions of most of the souls who were on board that night.
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