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1600 British East India Company founded
1639 East India Company establishes city of Madras
1648 Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan
1707 Death of Aurangzeb, Emperor of Mughal India at its height
1739 Persian army sacks Delhi and all but ends Mughal power
1756 Atrocities of the Black Hole of Calcutta
1757 Robert Clive ("Clive of India") conquers Bengal for British
1765 Mughals recognize British control over Bengal and Bihar
1774 Warren Hastings appointed Governor General of India
1857 Sepoy Rebellion - Indian army mutinies against British
1876 Great Famine in Southern India kills over 5 million
1877 Queen Victoria proclaimed Empress of India
1913 Rabindranath Tagore receives Nobel Prize for Literature
1919 Start of "Indianization" of civil service
1919 Amritsar Massacre - beginning of limited self-rule
1930 Mahatma Ghandi leads Salt March in India

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