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
Dr. Lavani has made claims that the British passed the torch of their rule peacefully to India, that they built a beautiful justice system, that the British proposed fair trade, built 10,000 miles of train tracks, that the british extended indian life expectancies and built great universities. While most of these claims hold truth, these systems were always used in british favor. England divided India and kept her bound with a biased court of law. England took away her wealth on trains and force fed it back to her at a price. England taxed India 's people heavily, causing famines and England educated only those that could benefit it. If India were left to its own devices, would the indian peoples hands have been capable enough to bring her to where she is now? Could she have reached this point without the British snatching her reins? We may never
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. Because the British took all the food that was harvested and sent it back to Britain there was nothing left for the Indians to
In the late 17th century, the European nations set up several companies and trading posts along the coast of Africa and Asia. They work closely with local rulers in order to ensure the protection of European economic interests in those areas. Later in the late 18th century and early 19th century, the time period that was known as the Age of Imperialism, the trading posts started to influence the lands and established vast colonial empires in both Africa and Asia. The oblivion of cultural identity and value, the establishment of new laws, and the loss of economic benefits occurred in the colonized lands as the results of the imperialism.
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.
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.
Building an Empire becomes problematic when the colonizers know nothing about the territory being colonized. Britain began colonizing India in the 1700s, completely ignorant about the people of India and their cultural and religious beliefs. Ignorance comes from a lack of knowledge. This lack of knowledge can be by choice, like in this situation. Despite their ignorance, Englishmen still came into India with an arrogant attitude. They believed they were superior to the people of India, therefore it did not matter what the people of India believed or how British actions made them feel. In “The Mark of the Beast”, Rudyard Kipling uses symbolism to portray ignorance and arrogance in India brought on during its colonization by Britain. The character of Fleete exemplifies that ignorance and insensitivity, and he ultimately pays a grave price.
After 90 years under imperial rule, India gained its independence from the British in 1947. How could they be under this rule for so long? In 1707, the Mughal Dynasty, the ruling power in India, started to collapse. The East India Company, a British company, took advantage of this opportunity and became the leading power in India. 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
The British empire had taken over many colonies, India refused to be one of them. Britain set up trading posts in three cities. One of those cities, the mughal empire collapsed and britain 's posts quickly took control. Britain found that India was very valuable with the resources that they could easily take and use to sell to the high population of India. Britain put the justice and military system into place for India which made an efficient profit for them and made them all in all knowledgeable. Most of the governmental systems didn’t help the indians in fact the things Britain put into place for india only made india profitable for britain.
European Imperialism went from the late nineteenth century to the twentieth century. This term is known as colonizing areas of the world like Africa and Asia, but more specifically India. While there were some positive effects, the negative effects are even greater.
Shown in document 6, he complained to the English that “You have given us no responsibility in our own government.” Lot of money was taken from the people to support the British government. Later India became dependant on Britain's goods coming in. The British encouraged farmers to grow cash crops causing famine in the country, many starved to death. Also racism was a huge deal because the British saw them as a lower class and having a different culture caused the people to be treated like slaves. Many English men and women did not respect cultural beliefs and religious laws and
The French and Indian war, also known as The Seven Years War, allowed Britain’s dominance to become prominent due to the French being exiled. The French and Indian war also marked the separation of colonial interests from British interests. Due to the debt the war caused Britain upped the taxes, the upset over the taxes sets up the stage for revolt and paved the path of revolution. The taxes, lack of Parliamentary representation, benign neglect, economic oppression, and extremely restricted trade caused by the French and Indian War catalyzed the events, marking a major turning point in the history of our young nation, leading to the war that was a long time coming to fight the Motherland of Britain for the freedom of the new and angered
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
I am excited to read about an expanding empire of Liberty, how Jefferson’s supporters hoped that the new president would radically restructure the balance of power between the states and the federal government and he believed his election had ushered in a revolutionary change that altered de course of America’s future. The committed to the ideal of a republican system in which the states, not the federal government, retained mos authority. The war pitted the United States against Britain for the second time in less than a half century. The primary justification for the War of 1812 was Britain’s violation of American neutrality and seizure of American sailors. Other issue, Britain support for Indian attacks on frontier settlements, also
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. In the article Lalvani states that, the British “established the framework for India’s justice system, civil service, loyal army and efficient police force”. The British may have set up a government but the framework, however, did not include Indians. “ Of 960 civil offices...900 are occupied by Englishmen and only 60 by natives” (Doc 2). In no way are 60 voices of a race considered ‘savage’ going to overpower 900 white men, who could easily kill them for taking a stand, or trying to change the unjust laws that are