They ruined the soil (doc 7), and they exported food out of India and into England, whilst Indians were dying of starvation (doc 4). But, Dr. Lalvani argues that the Brits were not all that harmful, as they did build animal reserves, and the railroads they built to export food are now at the heart of Indian development. Despite them making enclosures for hunted animals -- such as Rhinos -- (Lalvani), they also destroyed the soil, as they grew an overabundance of cash crops, and cut down whole forests due to their greed for wood, which led to salinization, and to a lack of food and water for Indians (doc 7). This means that many Indians during this time lost all their food and water, and were dying of starvation and dehydration, due to the British over growing crops and cutting down trees. Meanwhile, the food that was being grown was transported to England, and sold there, as well as the trees that were being cut down (doc 4).
“The destruction of industry led to unemployment on a vast scale. The poverty of the country grew. The standard of living fell to terribly low levels.” Jawaharlal Nehru explains how India became the “typical” colonial economy. However the saddening part of it all was they only were free because it was become a problem for the
This would make the British sound more formidable and have a better reputation. It also would make them harder to defeat. Because India was a main part of the British Empire, they wanted to have a quick way to transport goods back home. The quickest way then was via the Red Sea. India had useful resources that the British needed.
In the 1874 general election, Disraeli was recovered the power. In addition, on 1 May 1876, Victoria took the title "Empress of India". Queen Victoria is a successful powerful leader. British people really respect her. Queen Victoria was totally independent and although she faced decreasing direct political control, she strengthened the monarchy by redefining its role in British life.
The Indians were taken over by the British when this happened the British tried to change the Indian culture into theres. It didn't work but they did succeed and adding some of the cultural into the Indians because there are some similarities. Although the only differences and similarities in my opinion I think that those clothes food language sports and education The Indians were different things in the British. For example in the in the passage in paragraph nine it states the "the cotton dress should've looked strange and a little girl not an Indian clothes" (Santha Rama Ru page 9) this implies that the Indians don't usually wear cotton dresses so we can make a safe assumption that that's what it is little girls used to wear. As for the Indians when they weren't trying to fit in they would be dressed quite the little girl "she had a long glossy black braids and wore a cotton dress, but she kept on Indian jewelry- a gold chain around the neck, thin gold bracelets, and tiny tiny studs in her ears.like most Indian children she had a ring of black Kohl around of eyes" (Ru paragraph 9) this shows how the British were changing the Indians because they are too afraid to use the own clothing because they wouldn't fit in to the community.
But, tension and clashes do not mean antagonism. The British indeed took advantage of the fissures that were already present in the Indian society and attempted to create antagonism. During the British colonial rule, religion was never the only reason for the communal issues in India or the tensions between Hindus and Muslims, but also, favouritism and communal elections and economic status, which were in a way or another aggravated by the British. We can say that there is indeed some truth in what Sir S.A Khan said. Hindus and Muslims could not sit on the same throne at that time but they would the least want the British to sit on the throne and rule over
After generations of a disorganized and ununified city-state collection that was at the time today’s Myanmar, British imperialism did not stop at the Eastern borders of British India. The British exploited the political instability and ethnic diversity of Burma to colonize it over the 62 year period of the three Anglo-Burmese wars. Up until 1937, Burma was a direct extremity of India, and only became its own crown colony in that year. As if to continue its history of invasion and occupation, the Japanese, with assistance from the Burma Independence Army (later to become the Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League ), occupied Burma in 1942. However Japanese seizure of Burma was only a brief stint due to the fact that after merely three years,
Eventually, 100,000 people were arrested because they also went on the salt march and followed in his footsteps in the quest for liberty resulting in overcrowded jails and perplexed British soldiers. This caused chaos in the jails and the Indians realized that if they are unified, the British could not control them. Gandhi was released from prison shortly after the salt march. By 1935, the British had made multiple promises to the Indians which were thought to be of great significance for those aspiring for freedom. These promises also attempted to remove pressure being created by Gandhi and the
From 1804 onwards the country was ruled by Napoleon as the French empire. Napoleon, a talented militarist, invaded Europe and disrupted the ‘old order’. He replaced the House of Orange -the original rulers of Holland- by Louis, his Brother and created three kingdoms in Italy. He also dethroned the Spanish king in 1908. However, after the Congress of Vienna in 1815, all the old dynasties were restored, and that implied the restoration of legitimacy.
Along with other upset people and Indian elites that hated British taxes, this revolt became the Sepoy Rebellion. Britain put this down through a violent response that killed thousands of rebels and destroyed countless homes. One year later in 1858, Britain had quelled this rebellion and regained solid control over India. 8. Spanish-American War (553-554) The Spanish-American War occurred in the midst of discontent among Cubans and Puerto Rico, upset with America’s increased economic influence.