They consider the history of the natives as less important and of lesser significance. Such imperial vision has germinated narrowness of attitude towards the natives. In A Passage to India Ronny 's attitude towards the Indians is the projection of such imperial vision. Aziz 's resentment towards the British colonizers is an indicator of the impulsive protest. He said vehemently, "I have decided to have nothing more to do with British India, as a matter of fact.
The fundamental arbiters of change from the Old World to the New World were: Capitalism, Colonialism, Modernity and Nationalism. Hind Swaraj is a staunch critique of all these four concepts. In this text, he not only completely does away with modern civilization, but also critiques the individuality in civil society. He believed that India was being ground down, not by the British heel but under that of modern civilization; the end result of these means was that the people were turning away from God. I would like to draw attention to how the Gandhian theory of life
What was once an instrument of British colonialism to suppress the freedom struggle is being used by the ruling party to silence the voices of its own people. There is no place in a democracy for a law that conflates disaffection with disloyalty and regards trenchant criticism as a form of treason. This law has had the honour of being charged on our freedom fighters who sought to free India from the clutches of the British Raj. Article 124A was added to the IPC, 1860 in 1870. So why does a law that contradicts the basic essence of our democracy continue to exist in our statute
Colonialism has been part of our sacred history since the beginning of the century and has stretched over the globe ever since. Most of the underdeveloped countries we see today has been somehow colonized by a European country, making them oppressed in a way that innocent lives are taken away forcefully. Comparatively, colonialism is a form of oppression. Ashley Crossman (2017) in “What Sociology Can Teach Us about Oppression” states that “Social Oppression is a concept that describes a relationship of dominance and subordination between categories of people in which one benefits from the systematic abuse, exploitation, and injustice directed toward the others” (Para 1). Colonization is a source that only causes more harm than good in the world by the idea of stripping, lower nations of their precious
In the mid-eighteen hundreds bigotry was seen between Britain and India during British Imperialism specifically when Britain established their dominance in India. Discrimination exists, ubiquitously, discrimination even occurs in stories because often writers base stories off of what they see in the real world. Based on The Merchant of Venice and British Imperialism in India, discrimination cannot be overcome 3 because humans don’t seek to understand, which is caused by creating an us vs them concept, Social Darwinism, and
Gandhi convinced Indians to reject the British institutions and materials in a peaceful manner, this trend was eventually recognized as "Swadeshi." Because of these endeavors Gandhi got uncontrollably famous, when the first Prime Minister of the free India—gave his popular Independence speech in 1947, he labelled Gandhi as "The Father of our Nation who… held up high the
But, Malli and his gang do not have any such noble mission of humanism. Malli and his men killed Ram Lal only to loot his wealth and create terror in the locality. Ram Lal himself is well aware of the result of his profession of money- lending which involves deception and betrayal. He, therefore, pleads very symbolically, before them by saying, “All I have is yours….” (10; ch.1) Does Ram Lal want to say that all his wealth is the accumulation of the money of betraying the poor? The writer must have wanted to indicate that a part of the Indian population at that crucial time began to be moved by the propaganda of the Communist Party of India and the political ideals of Karl Marx.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s “Hind Swaraj” (Gandhi, 1962) is a dialogue between the reader and the editor, who is the author himself. It discusses the problems attacking India under the British rule and during this critique, Gandhi completely condemns modern civilisation. He questioned the accepted myths and the truths and criticized political methodology, philosophy or political movements. While the British were establishing their rule and spreading their way of life, Gandhi was trying to figure out the root of the problem. He realised that what was considered to be “modern civilisation” is was in fact what is was keeping India divided and colonised.
Their role has simply changed according to the contemporary demands. Vargas Llosa and Giddens perceive the weakening of nation-states in a positive light. Since nation-states attempt to restrict the slow infiltration of globalized tendencies by imposing so called national identity. Vargas Llosa (2001) disputes their approach when he writes, “Seeking to impose a cultural identity on people is equivalent to locking them in prison” (p.7). The essence of Vargas Llosa’s argument is that nation-states in their attempts to defend of their national identity oppress and deny their people individual freedom.
The history of the last twelve hundred years has failed to achieve the unity and this long time was an evidence of this that India was always divided into Hindu India and Muslim. Quaid-e-Azam made the British recognize the ultimate innate spiritual, economic, social and political dissimilarities Importance of Two Nation Theory in Pre-Independence time: The Two-Nation Theory served as the platform for demanding a separate state for the Muslims form British India. The Muslims wanted to preserve and protect their distinct identity and advance their interests in India. They wanted to order their lives in accordance with their ethics and philosophy of life without being overruled by an indifferent majority. Most of all they wanted to follow their religion in all aspects of life.