In this course we will deal with the history of pre-British and British India,   with special attention to the period of decomposition of the Mughal   Empire (16th-18th centuries) and the political control of the subcontinent   by the East India Company (EIC). (1760-1857). We will carefully analyze   the mechanisms of transformation of one of the great tax empires of the   Modern Age into a new Asian-dominated political entity - the sum of   diverse and complex word societies - dominated by Europeans. In short,   the inclusion of the Indian world under British sovereignty in a peculiar way, through a privileged company (chartered) that evolved at the same time as the empire as a whole. The subject culminated in that decisive moment when the mass revolt in the subcontinent induced the British to nationalize the Company's domains forever and to organize a new way of governing India until independence in 1947.