Many people had different perspectives on what events happened during the imperialism in India. Everyone had a different perspective, depending on what they knew about what the British did during the imperialism. The British helped to civilize India during Imperialism. “They develop the territory by building roads, canals, railways, and telegraphs… establish schools and newspapers”(Document 1). They helped them to develop new technology and schools for them.
Laws such as these that are still in effect today dramatically affect the lives of women. The degradation of women in this society is what made them victims of the war. Many women are still affected by it till today and bare the terrifying memories of it. In Ruined, Lynn Nottage shows the stories of these women through her characters in the book such as Salima. Many may say Salima was just another victim of war.
In Katherine Boo’s Beyond the Beautiful Forevers, the main character Asha is an aspiring slumlord. Hoping to ride the corrupt system that surrounds her out of poverty, Asha spends most of her days taking bribes to solve the problems of her local Annawadi villagers. While Asha may not have many resources at her disposal, her cunning and abject ruthlessness in achieving her objective allows her to continuously climb up the social hierarchy of the undercity. If Asha read The Attack by Yasmina Khadra, she would likely sympathize with The Sheikh as he shares Asha’s same ruthless desire to see her dreams made into reality. Life isn’t easy for anyone who lives in the squalor and filth of Annawadi, a slum located outside of the Mumbai international
The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, which the Indians refer as the First War of Independence, was the most violent and brutal incident in the history of British India. The incident not only posed the greatest threat to the British imperial rule in the subcontinent, but also forever altered the fate of the East India Company. Following the investigation of the rebellion, the British Parliament adopted the new ruling policies towards various perspectives in British India. The incident also rewrote the Indian history and immensely impacted on the development of Indian nationalism. The paper will introduce the incident of 1857 and discuss the reasons for the British to defeat the rebels and the impacts of the incident on both the British and the Indians.
India offered a huge overseas market for the d Britain, stimulated the development of the later industrial revolutions. Almost 200 years colonial domination of India, Britain became the strongest capitalist and imperialist in the world at that time. British colonialists achieved their first geographical reunification and effective rule for nearly two centuries by violently administering India. In term of India, an ancient civilization with thousand years of history, western political economic system and cultures implanted throughout the depths of the marrow and substance for the entire nation. The Indian people not only suffered red long-term poverty and the horror f wars, but also lost their dignity in their own country.
The British Raj controlled India in 1858 and 1947. The British Raj was also referred to as the period of domination. They decided to remove the caste system which gave the people equal rights. Along with government, India’s technology and education were also affected by imperialism. Britain brought over modern technology and
Not only that, but the Jews were also forced to wear a star to show their separation from the rest of society. Plus, when the Jews were forced into ghettos, they were so far alienated that they believed that living in these horrible living conditions was a good thing. (Wiesel 10-11). Similarly, the alienation of specific groups of people in the Cambodian genocide was extremely harsh. Pol Pot, a leader in the Cambodian genocide that is similar to Hitler in the Holocaust, filled the people with hate of those “tainted with non-Khmer traits,” such as having an education, speaking a different tongue, or having a minority background (Bergin 33-34).
In order to attain liberty these female characters have reacted sometimes violently and sometimes silently. Anita Desai has added a new dimension to her fiction by taking up the cause of the neglect class i.e. women of society. She presents in her novels those women characters, who find it very difficult to adjust in the present mechanical set up and therefore they long for liberty. In her novels, Desai presents woman’s pursuit for liberty, equality.