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|21st February 2010, 00:28||#1|
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East India Company coming back to India
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|22nd February 2010, 10:23||#6|
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+1 to @dodge
more than the fact that the EIC is coming back to india, they are planning on bringing in some high stuff... but a small part of me was proud of the fact that it had been bought over by an Indian.
|22nd February 2010, 10:55||#7|
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Indeed a great news. A company that ruled India in the history is now Indian owned. More than the company, I am keen on knowing the items of history that the company would be having in its archives.
|22nd February 2010, 11:17||#8|
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Lets talk practical, at th end of the day it has to survive by cut throat competition by other giants in india and not by its history. so i think emotions will pay less of part than business sense.
|22nd February 2010, 11:43||#9|
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There used to be an advertisement on TV sometime back.
A successful NRI was shown purchasing the East India Company even though it was under losses.
The successful NRI is then shown eating Rajnigandha (Pan Masala) and proudly saying that they have ruled us for so many years, now its our turn.
Was the advertisement inspired by this news, or was it the other way round ?
|22nd February 2010, 14:31||#10|
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British East India Company did more than just rule India. They made it possible for Britain to become and remain the most powerful country in the world for 300 years. If not for BEIC, France would have easily won the peninsular war, and most of the world would be talking French instead of English. Americans would be speaking German because of the reduced British influence.
During 18th-19th century, India was the biggest producer of saltpeter, a critical component for gunpowder. Whoever controlled India controlled the world.
There was also a Dutch East India company, but they lost out to Brits.
|22nd February 2010, 14:42||#11|
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East India Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
EIC was dissolved long back in 1873. Whoever has bought it now, is just using the name for their own business interests. Don't be fooled by the sweet PR talk.
As an Indian I don't see any reason to celebrate or to take it as a matter of pride. Because it is still a British Company trying to do some kind of business, no different from other international companies.
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