Despite the fact that British rule in India during the Imperial period was extremely negative for the Indian people, it ultimately created an improved Indian nation. The British forced the idea of monoculture, were racist, created unfair trade and economic distress. However, they did provide an education system, improved human rights, promoted peace and created a more modern society for the Indian nation. The British rule began in the early 1600’s.
In the 1600s, the British people took interest in India. In 1707 when the Mongol Empire was collapsing, which meant the British had a chance to take over. By 1857 Britain took full, direct control of India. Although the British developed a very strong army, they restricted the freedom of Indians, created national parks, but abused natural resources, and killed almost 60 millions people but brought modern medicine. When the British took over India, they took over pretty much the entire government and created laws that restricted the rights of the Indians.
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.
Did you know that from 1875 to 1900 there were 26 million deaths caused by famine in India? As the East India Company (Britain) saw India growing weaker they took that as an advantage and sent troops to India and defeated them. Britain soon took power over India, They formed a group of Indian Soldiers called sepoys to join their army. Starting out, Britain improved many things, but after a while they started taking advantage of India by using their raw materials and people to grow their own empire. British Rule in India resulted in the in them taking over the government, taking all the material from the Indians and destroying their land and ending in a large amount of India's population dead because of famine.
In 1875, the British government took full control after the Sepoy Rebellion. The British valued India for their raw materials and potential market for their products, calling them the “jewel of the crown.” The British rule was effective, setting up a framework for India’s government, building new infrastructure, and spreading the English Language. Although they did this, the British
They also have a higher standard of living, better sanitation, and a better means of transportation (Doc4). In addition, the coming of the British brought an end to the slave trade, infanticide, and brought the value of India’s exportation trade up (Doc5). The British used the idea of “White Man’s Burden” in order to bring civilization and justice to the “barbarians” and westernize them in a way. The British also brought free trade into India and while they were there became one of the wealthiest countries because of everything being extracted out of it. Lastly, the British kept peace on the region and introduced Western technologies.
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
We delve into such a topic today, but first, how did the British get to India? While the Mughal empire was collapsing (the last seat of power before the British came) The East India Company came Hailing from the great British empire to seek out India’s potential and profit. After the sepoy rebellion in 1857 the British government came at the beck and call of the company to take over. India was no longer a trade partner, it was now a colonie.
While the British had control over India they often used it against the people of India instead of helping them. Eventually after a while the British laid down railroad tracks and bridges but only to export India’s natural resources. Meanwhile the health and life expectancies were improving dramatically the education rate was not. While the British originally thought they were helping India they weren’t as successful as they planned. When the British army was ordered to fire at the Indian people at Amritsar they killed hundreds of people causing even more conflict.
The British took India’s economic benefits by taking raw materials from India at a cheap price, manufactured, then sell them back to India with a higher price. Because of this, India becomes a nation that lack of ability to manufacture raw materials themselves and needed to import British goods. This caused India to struggle with the issue surrounds extreme poverty and low standard of living (“Document
* The British only had 60 Indians in the Government system. * Indians were forced to grow cash crops that no one would buy. * The British gunned down Indians and constantly arrested Gandhi only further angering the natives. truth is that the British did help make modern India but that doesn’t excuse the atrocities they committed, they starved people, didn’t give them freedom and treated them like slaves in their own land, and worst of all they killed Innocent people, men, women, children, sisters, brothers, all people died at the hands of careless generals, all in all what happened back then to India should never happen ever again.
The rule of the British Empire in the Indian subcontinent between 1858 and 1947 greatly affected the net economic status of India. Trade was the sole reason for the British East India company arrival in India, for the Industrial Revolution in Britain led to the increase in demand for raw materials in factories and India served as an efficient platform. However, as their influence started expanding, they created new policies and began to colonize India not only economically, but also socially and politically. Historians continue to debate whether the long-term impact of British rule in India was accelerating the economy or declining it. That being said, my paper is going to be assessing the positive and negative impacts on the Indian economy
Although both India and China were colonized by the British, there were many differences between the two countries and the effects imperialism had on them. In the 1600s, the British East India Company gained trading rights for the Mughal empire which was in modern day India. As the Mughal empire lost power, the East India Company
The westernisation effected many factors of Indian society including lifestyle, dressing, communication, religions, education, dressing , food and various habits. It is quite evident fact that India as a country has changed a lot after the colonisation era, some were beneficial changes like transportation which included trains, bringing an international language to the country. but in most of the cases the effects had a devastating effect on the countries economy, the country considered a golden bird before has turned out to an under developed nation at the end of colonisation. This paper of our aims at bringing in on how the colonisation has effected Indian society, by studying a few important factors effected. INRODUCTION: India a land of multiple diversities has a great and ancient culture. It’s one of the oldest and richest cultures which is now under serious threat as western culture is laying strong foundation in india and slowly wiping out indian culture.
The British territorial possessions and existing control of India had enabled them to expand their influence in the region. The tea and opium trade performed by the British could be encapsulated as the driving forces of the British Empire in Asia. The trades influenced how the British implemented the rules in India and engaged in business transactions with China in order to generate profits for themselves. Therefore, tea and opium cannot be disaggregated from the British imperial history since the two commodities had practically expanded the empire to its greatest