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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Ashoka was the cofounder of buddhism and made a big religion After Ashoka destroyed Kalinga Ashoka felt a feeling and so he went seeking for a teacher. To help him and while serching he see a buddhist a monk to the monk told him to sit under the bodi tree and then Ashoka did and had enlightment and then became a buddha. When he returned he had changed Many things about himself he would go to poor and then give them riches and he rejected violence. And would go to other kingdoms and give them advice to their king on how to make it a better place.
From 1850 to 1914, industrialized European nations used imperialism to seize colonies, dominate the local governments and economies in Africa and Asia. Their motives were both economical and ideological. In Asia, India was dubbed as the “ Jewel of the Crown”, due to the of the amount of wealth Britain obtained from this region. British East India Company established trading rights during the Mughal empire between Britain and India in the 1600s. The company controlled India without much interference from Britain.
The significance of this relatively small battle was that the British have established a strong presence in New France, now known as Quebec. They defeated France in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, and took control of New France. This led to the power of the British in North America. The defeat of New France made the British gain confidence in it 's colonies such as Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New York. This encouraged Great Britain for greater independence, leading to the control of what now is the country of Canada (and in other cases the United States of America).
The British made about 10,000 miles of railroad and about 136,000 bridges that benefited the Indians because they provided the necessary transportation to/from jobs and home. But, the British used the railways to transport goods to Britain to be sold there. Not only that ,but they also started mass production and sold goods for less(Doc 4). Goods like Indigo were very commonly grown in India(Gandhi + Doc 4). Indians were doing tons of manual labor to get raw materials for the British to use, while getting very little to no
The British rulers of India helped settle 500 million diverse peoples with different religions all over India during their rulership, providing stronger communities held together by values of religion (Paragraph 6). However, the people of India were given little to no responsibility of themselves and their own nation (Document 1). Meaning the British also created a great divide of the native people and the British imperialists get to dictate what taxes and laws exist, all of which to only better the lives of themselves and did not pertain to the basic human needs for the people who actually lived in India. Paragraph 12 shows that the British did bring several different states of India into one unified nation to help establish an effective justice system, civil service, loyal army, and efficient police force to protect the people of India. On the other hand, document 2 shows that the Indians had no say in the taxes they had to pay to the British or how they spent their money as a nation.
Britain brought to India things such as railroads, canals, railways, and telegraphs and allowed for the establishment of schools for the people (Doc1). Another good thing the British did for India was the wave of peace and the fact that they helped politically and maintained order (Doc2). On the same hand, the British also introduced Western education and brought ideas of modernization in every aspect; they introduced courts of justice and
Ashoka was an amazing ruler, with a light and a dark side. Ashoka ruled the Mauryan Empire 2,000 years ago, from 268 BCE to 232 BCE. Ashoka’s spiritual transformation began after they conquered and added Kalinga to their empire, and he felt remorse and quit violence (BGE). Asoka: ruthless conqueror or enlightened ruler? Ashoka was an enlightened ruler because of the way he cared for his people, and for his fair edicts.
The poverty that the Europeans brought to India made it unbearable and extremely different for Indians to live. The job rate decreased, the standard of living decreased, and starvation increased. Millions of Indians died due to famine that the Europeans brought to India, and the poor state that they left it in. In conclusion, the British made the already unstable governments worse which led to scarcity and
With the passing away of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1707 and the culmination of the might of the Mughal Empire, the Muslims of South Asia faced serious threats to their existence. There was infighting between Mughal princes for the throne, Aurangzeb had spent much of the treasury fighting the Marathas in the South, to no avail; and the Sikhs had risen in Punjab to pose a serious threat to Mughal rule. The division of the court itself created serious problems for the Muslims. Hardly had any ruler settled onto the throne that wars for succession broke out between brothers.
They gave them no say in their taxation at all. Britain rule was bad because it made the Indians extremely poor and left them with no money for food. It also impacted India in a negative way because all their soil for farming was destroyed and they also built railroads right in the middle of the towns. These railroads were used to benefit Britain because it made shipping materials and trade easier for them. Lastly, British rule caused lots of deaths from famine.
The 13th century involved the expansion of a ruling dynasty that took place across South Asia. Known as the Delhi Sultanate, the dynasty gained control over the region of India. During the Delhi Sultanate rule, Muslim rulers displayed low tolerance toward their non-Muslim subjects in which they still allowed them to remain part of the society, but to the extent that non-Muslims were to live in difficult conditions by being under the restricting rules placed on them for not converting to Muslim views. Non-Muslims under rule by Muslim rulers during the Delhi Sultanate were still accepted to being a part of Sultanate society (Doc 1, 3, 4). Muslim rulers were forced to provide the majority of the non-Muslim population with enough contentment
Muslims still felt less important than the Hindus fearing Muslim interests wouldn’t be protected by the mainly Hindu congress. In conclusion for Dr. Lalvani to say that the British over all helped and positively impacted India completely disregards the fact that Indians had to go through so much loss and pain through struggles and challenges that India has to go through
However, this shift in India’s political control occurred as a result of British attempts to develop their East India trade monopoly, which resulted in the British gradually conquering and collecting taxes from Indian states such as Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa. Therefore, the central change in the Indian region was the shift of local
They brought to their colony in India the Railways, Telegraphs, Roads, Western system of medicine, western system of education, and western system of rule of law. They abolished sati, they banned child marriages. They claimed that were the
The British first came to India not only because of the abundance of raw materials, but also the mass potential they seen. The British East India Company, took advantage of the collapsing Mughal Empire, and broke away from their control to flourished their company. In 1857 the Sepoy army rebelled and that caused the British to come in guns blazing and take over the country. The British rule demolished India through, taxation on anything made in India, and the exportation of raw materials, which caused a plentiful amount of famine,and throughout all of this, the British kept most on India uneducated, and those they did educate, most were forced to become interpreters for the benefits it would make in taking over India and keeping the British in control. Political Paragraph British imperialism had a negative effect on the politics of India because of the corrupt justice system, and the utter lack of respect that killed masses of innocent people.