British India Dbq

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Many of us find ourselves in instances where when a guest comes to our house and changes things around according to them, rage of anger kindles within us because their actions are not according to our way of living. Similarly in the late 18th century, Britain set out ventures to the Indian Ocean. At this point in time, India already had an established government and had some portions of the country under the Mughal rule. Despite this, the British thought it would be profitable for them to set trading ports in India. Therefore, the British East India Company was created to help Britain communicate with the Indian government and help implement these ports. They created charters that gave Britain the right to have trading monopolies and also gave power to make war and govern the people. Gradually Britain was gaining power within the country, and much of the trade in cotton textile. Although they were still heavily dependent on the elite groups within the Indian society like the Brahmins, and ranis(the princesses). They even took steps to secure trading …show more content…

They made many changes within the country; Dadabhai Naoroji praises them about in his speech to the London audience in document 18.3. He refers to how the British abolished the religious practice of Sati(when a widow burns herself at her husband's funeral), educated both male and female, gave freedom of rights, and the security of life and prosperity to the people of India. When looking from a British point of view these seem like modern improvements but, actually these were the norms and culture of India. Which Britain had no right to impair.I oppose the harmful, unequal practices, although I believe that India was developed enough to abolish the practices themselve. The country was not under a dictatorship, that the people had pervious also had the right to vote, voices their thoughts and conduct

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