Impact Of British Imperialism On India

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The British East India Company took control over India in 1770. The British East India Company had control of many colonies, India was one of them. They initially came for their need of coal, cotton, indigo, and tea. But after the Sepoy Rebellion in 1857, the British took full political, economic, and social control over India. British imperialism had a negative impact on the politics and economy of India because the army, justice system, government and resources of India were run to benefit the British, not the Indians. The British, however, had a positive social impact on India because the British revolutionized Indian society, and got rid of many negative social concepts that the Indians went by. British imperialism had a negative impact on the politics of India because…show more content…
The British, however, had a positive social impact on India because the British revolutionized Indian society, and got rid of many negative social concepts that the Indians went by. Under British rule, Indians politically suffered. The army, government, and police force, was all favored towards the British, and they passed laws that worked against the Indians, like the Rowlatt Act. The Indians were negatively impacted economically. 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
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