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Hello Buddy... Throughout past history, the area known as India had been divided into many local Warring Kingdoms and Principalities (as have most other countries been in their past times) with the human Planet evolving and Empires being sought, forged and lost, others would seek to take advantage of unified areas such as this, by political, commercial and military means.
Great Britain And France both sought major interests in India through the use of commercial companies which at times would actually wage war with each other, through the use of their bought local Puppet Princes or Kings, who were allied to one side or the other. This process initially avoided open conflict between countries as a whole, but of course, greed and expansion of Empires, led to an inevitable clash of cultures and countries.
The British Raj (Rahj)
Taken from the word Rajya, this signified the period of British rule in India.
During this Time, the many warring and independent states were subjugated
and brought under the central control of Great Britain.
Although not free to self govern, and not always receiving 'fair play', this period
allowed the India/Pakistan region to develop and form the internal structures
needed that would eventually lead to free democratic nations, that had eventually achieved their own independence with both the consent, and aid of the original foreign occupiers.
The chief protagonists in India of the 17th Century:-
The French East India Company:-
Mr Joseph Francois Dupleix
Life of Joseph Francois Dupleix
In 1741 Joseph Francois Dupleix was made Governor General of the French Indies olonies that were under the control of The French East India Company.
This company, in turn, was controlled by the French Crown. Governor Dupleix schemed and planned to gain control of all India with the aim to dispel the rival British East India Company from it's commercial assets, not by fair trade means, but by political double dealings and subversive support of any factions that would be willing do open battle with the British.
Governor Duplex used the anger of rival Indian Princes that were engaged in disputes over territory, to further the ends of The French East India Company. Where he saw that Princes were to engage in conflict with one another, Dupleix sided with the weakest faction (so long as they were against the British) and used experienced French Troops to train and enlist a much larger army. With victory secured after battle, the rather grateful (originally much weaker Prince), would side with Dupleix wishes (with the aid of Dupleix chosen French advisors), and attack British interests where possible.
With this rather underhand technique, the important British East India Company city of Madras fell without a fight:- (Southern India had became part of French influence with the support of the anti British Prince, China-Sahib. After a French fleet had sailed and arrived from Mauritius to Madras in support of attacking French and allied Indian troops, the few British East India Company soldiers and their own Indian Spey troops that occupied the city, surrendered). [ More]
The flag of India consists of a central wheel (chakra) from the ancient Asokan column at Sarnath.
This represents the Buddhist inevitability of existence or rather, the Wheel of Law
The orange stripe represents courage and sacrifice.
The white stripe represents Peace and Truth.
The Green Stripe represents Faith and Chivalry.