Company Rule in India 1757 - 1858 (Company Raj) =domination of the British East India Company on the Indian subcontinent
This period is also known as the "Company Colonialism", even though India was not colonized by another country, but a company that tried to control the regional trade of South Asia. "The East India Company is, or rather was, an anomaly without a parallel in the history of the world. It originated from sub-scriptions, trifling in amount, of a few private individuals. It gradually became a commercial body with gigantic resources, and by the force of unforeseen circumstances assumed the form of a sovereign power, while those by whom its affairs were directed continued, in their individual capacities, to be without power or political influence." (Bentley's Miscellany, 1858)
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