This was because, the British ruined their lands, by stripping their forests and forcing them to grow cash crops. However, the Indians were positively impacted socially. This was because the British brought them universities, and museums that helped revolutionize Indian society, and the British also ended many negative social concepts, like highway robbery, widow suicide, and female infanticide. All around, British Imperialism had a huge effect on the India we have today. It's easy to wonder, and try to imagine what India would be like today, without British
Many people had different perspectives on what events happened during the imperialism in India. Everyone had a different perspective, depending on what they knew about what the British did during the imperialism. The British helped to civilize India during Imperialism. “They develop the territory by building roads, canals, railways, and telegraphs… establish schools and newspapers”(Document 1). They helped them to develop new technology and schools for them.
“The reason why the sun never set on the British Empire: God wouldn’t trust an Englishmen in the dark.” Princeton Professor Duncan Spaeth once claimed turning the poetic way of declaring the British as the feared and mighty ruler of the world against them. European imperialism in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries resulted in the carving up of areas of Africa and Asia into vast colonial empires. This was the case for British colonialism in India. As imperialism, or a policy of extending a country 's power and influence through diplomacy or military force, spread the colonizer and the colonies viewed imperialism differently. By 1857, the British, through the East India Company, directly ruled two thirds of India.
When the British took over India, they took over pretty much the entire government and created laws that restricted the rights of the Indians. According to Dr.Lalvani, the British were “superbly efficient” in their duties. However, they only let 6% of the entire government be native Indian( Doc. 2). Which makes it virtually impossible for them to have a say in anything major or minor.
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. The Mughal rule was the government at the time but it was easily conquered by the British in the 1700’s because it was so weak and corrupt.
Kim is also an example of how the British Empire comes into play and eventually helps improving his life. The British characters are portrayed as the good influences in India that will eventually lead the country to the greater condition. The characters that disrespect the natives and view India as inferior simply are the bad influences also used as another instrument to prove that the Imperial power or the British Empire in India is a positive and beneficial to the country. Kipling viewed both of them as the dichotomy of good and bad. He also viewed India as positively good but still very much flawed which can be seen in stereotypes of Indians as barbaric, rude, liars, worthless, etc.
In India, because of the British rule, in the end, the countries segregated. They were split into multiple different countries. Finally, ways of life and government changed in both Africa and India. Before the Europeans came with an imperialist mindset, they both had their own ways of running things. However, once the Europeans came and left, they had to go with a new form of government.
Soon after the arrival of an Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci in 1499, the Europeans quickly began making maps for their new project. They then began to send travelers to explore the new-found land. The British have had a monumental impact on our culture as we know it, in several ways. Most people would argue that the British were inhumane and forced their beliefs onto others, because they were known for claiming land and taking it as their own with no remorse. To some extent we can thank the British empire for showing what characteristics we do and do not want in the “New World”.
By 1857, the British, through the East India Company, directly ruled two thirds of India. The remaining third was overseen by Indian princes who paid tribute to the British. The British not only dominated the Indian economy, sending profits back to Britain: they also imposed their values on the Indian people by preventing Indian soldiers from occupying high ranking positions in the army and introducing social and land reforms. Thus, even though the British government was not engaged in direct imperialism, the British East India Company still had a strong, controlling hand in the Indian way of life. To begin with, it can be observed that the British colonizers did indeed improve Indian civilization by developing means of communication and transport further than what had already been established.
Gandhi returns to India and is given a hero 's welcome by the National Congress Party. At a reception, Gopal Krishna Gokhale (Shreeram Lagoo), a leader in the nationalism movement, urges Gandhi to learn as much as he can about the real India, to see "what needs to be said and what we need to hear." With Kasturbai, Charlie, and others, he journeys by train throughout the vast country. At a meeting of the National Congress Party, Mohammed Ali Jinnah (Aleque Padamee), the leader of the Muslim League, demands that the British grant India Home Rule. Then Gandhi urges the surprised and increasingly impressed assembly to identify themselves with the masses in the villages where "Politics are confined to bread and