Impact Of Colonialism On India

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In the early 15th century, the western European powers and Soviet powers started to colonize the world with the beginning of Age of discovery. The process of decolonization began after the end of Second World War, but even today strict conflict is observed in the colonized states. The conflict resulted from the past colonial or soviet policies, mainly concerning the conflict for territorial boundaries, overlooked ethnic groups, mal-distribution of wealth in the society, mal-treatment of indigenous groups, local administrative setups, and the foundation of non-autonomous and non-participatory administrative setups. Thus, it is crucial to study how colonialism impacted on postcolonial political development. This essay not only examines the disputes but also studies the hurdles of post-colonial states in formation of autonomous governing states. This essay looks into the history of establishment of Republic of India from the former British Raj/Rule and its impact on India’s political development.


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