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The rise of the East India Company

After the death of Emperor Alamgir, wars of succession and foreign invasions weakened the Mughal Empire. Meanwhile, the East India Company’s fortunes went from strength to strength. In a treaty of 1765, the Mughal emperor surrendered Bengal, the richest province of the Mughal Empire, to Company control. From Bengal, the Company soon expanded its power and influence across South Asia.