Talk:East India Company

Latest comment: 7 months ago by AlphaMikeOmega in topic Henry Avery and Acts of Grace
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Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignmentEdit

  This article was the subject of a Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment, between 13 January 2020 and 8 May 2020. Further details are available on the course page. Student editor(s): Eshepherd2.

Above undated message substituted from assignment by PrimeBOT (talk) 20:00, 16 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sources of spicesEdit

I corrected an obviously incorrect sentence that claimed that, in the 16th century, pepper, ginger and cinnamon only were grown in the Spice Islands (Maluku). Also, the sentence claims profits of 400-fold, and it is not clear whether this is supposed to hold for cloves and nutmeg only, or also for pepper, ginger and cinnamon. This paragraph should be checked and given proper sources. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:30, 29 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

HCS prefixEdit

I have added a link from the HCS DAB page to the Ships section, after adding two interpretations found online. For anyone interested, there is a brief discussion on Talk:HCS Intrepid (1780). (Perhaps comment here, if anyone else has anything to add? Acad Ronin, FYI.) Laterthanyouthink (talk) 02:21, 6 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wasn't it East India Co. tea that ended up being dumped in Boston Harbor during the famous tea party?Edit

I think that much of the protest was over East India Co. monopoly on tea that was a big part of what the protest was about. (talk) 18:04, 23 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

‘Drug trafficking’Edit

Unfortunately, this entry suffers from a touch of presentism as opium wasn’t outlawed until 1910 by the British who then pushed for a global ban which was achieved in 1912. Subsequently, I removed “drug trafficking“ from the template, best regards. Inadvertent Consequences (talk) 08:24, 6 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To traffick means to trade; it doesn't necessarily have the connotation of illegality. Besides, the opium trade was prohibited variously in China since 1729, and opium consumption to a degree in India in the 1870s. I think there's been an edit war over this in the past, so maybe you should have discussed it first. Shtove (talk) 21:49, 6 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


When did rule of East India company ended in India 2405:201:5802:1A10:7DE0:6661:A7ED:9FC4 (talk) 15:11, 8 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Scope of this articleEdit

Please note again: the scope of this article is the period 1600 to 1757, until just before the Battle of Plassey and the beginning of Company rule in India (1757 to 1858). CRI can be touched on briefly but not in more than a line or two here and these for perspective. The same applies to the Indian rebellion of 1857 and the British Raj (1858 to 1947). We've had several discussions on the scope before, and there is a longstanding consensus about it. Sorry to have deleted material that seems to have crept in recently. Best, Fowler&fowler«Talk» 16:32, 12 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi everyone, recently, I also made the mistake of thinking that this article includes the post Battle of Plassey period. I put forward 2 suggestions I have to prevent others from repeating my mistakes:
  1. Remove the Disestablishment section and reduce other mentions of company rule: eg. the summary prominently includes it.
  2. Make the article title East India Company prior to 1757 or similar to prevent confusion.
Vinay84 (talk) 00:11, 15 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Various Crimes of CompanyEdit

Why not add a para on various crimes of company, its criticism and in humane imperialism? 2409:4043:4C8C:7B5E:0:0:3949:3D0E (talk) 14:35, 28 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The company is still tradingEdit

It's hard to think of company that has created so much misery and death over so many centuries, across its drug running, colonialism and slavery. And, yes, it's still proudly trading. Its current strapline is "400 Years Of Cultural Impact". Unbelievable. It's worth the article noting that the masters of destruction did not see fit to slink off under a rock of their own shame but still sell tea. Anna (talk) 21:21, 5 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nonsense. The company you are referring to is a new company that has chosen to use the same name as the original company. Other than that, there is no connection between the two companies.Acad Ronin (talk) 22:20, 5 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Henry Avery and Acts of GraceEdit

The article states that "Parliament exempted [Henry] Every from all of the Acts of Grace (pardons) and amnesties it would subsequently issue to other pirates." However, no pirate was exempted from the 1717–1718 Acts of Grace: see that article's section on legal opinion. AlphaMikeOmega (talk) 00:56, 22 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]