ECONOMIC REPERCUSSIONS OF THE BRITISH COLONIALISM ON EAST BENGALI MUSLIMS

  • Ayyaz Gull GC University Lahore
Keywords: Golden Bengal, British colonialism, East India Company, Economic exploitation, The Permanent Settlement Act 1793, Zamindar

Abstract

This paper ventures to study the impact of British colonialism on the East Bengali Muslims. Within a short span of time, East India Company turned itself from trading monopoly to territorial ruler. It introduced various piece of legislations in East Bengal in order to govern and to get firm control over the land, natural resources, trade, industry and commerce. The Permanent Settlement Act 1793 not only changed the economic conditions of Muslims in East Bengal, but, also redefined their relations with other community. There emerged a new powerful class of Hindus landlords and wealthy merchants. Moreover, through unfair capitalist policies, East India Company got ‘competitive advantage’ over East Bengal’s economy.

Published
2019-01-31