In 1812, the cotton industry outplaced wool and in 1830, 50% of England’s exports were cotton. Because they became familiar with the new technology, shipping and transportation were more accessible and this made it easier for England to colonize. The value of America’s cotton plummeted and they eventually destroyed India’s cotton handicraft industry through diminishing profit. In 1770, Britain convinced Parliament to ban the importation of Indian cotton via the English East India Company because they suspected that India was the cause of their falling profits. This ban raised the demand for English cotton, destroyed competition of Indian textiles, and eventually flooded Indian and American markets with British goods.
Mehdi Sayagh Film Assignment: Niall Ferguson’s Civilization: Is the West History, Part 2: Science 1) What is the film’s main argument? What was the evidence used to make the argument? Do you find it convincing, why or why not? The film’s main argument is that science played a major role in the change of the global predominance from the East to the West, by focusing on the science enlightenment part and how science helped the Europeans to raise an empire. Indeed science has played a major role in the process of switching power from the east to the west, through the film; Ferguson highly described the differences between the Ottoman Empire and the Prussians leaded by Frederick the great, how Muslims got behind Europeans and all the problems that they faced through this period.
The novel instantly became an international, critically-gave respect to success. An American movie based on the book was released in 1930. After Adolf Hitler 's rise to power in Germany in the early 1930s, the extremely strongly Nazi government in power attacked All Quiet on the Western Front and Remarque as serving to insult or harm your country. Remarque made no attempt to resist the Nazis ' attacks on his reputation because he feared revenge for something bad that was done. Even though there is the existence of Nazi angry feelings toward him, in 1931 Remarque published a story, after this one, to All Quiet on the Western Front, entitled The Road Back, which details the after the war experience of German people who lawfully live in a country, state, etc.
Britain and her crown jewel of imperialism A question toiled over for centuries by historians. What was the effect of British imperialism on india? Was it negative or positive? 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.
The Marshall Plan was only extended to Western Germany after it was understood the suppression of its economy was holding back the recovery of further European countries and was not the leading force behind the Economic Miracle. The marks were spent within West Germany to buy food, luxury items, beer and cars, as well as entertaining. As well as at the time West Germany had a great pool of skilled labor, partly as an effect of the deportations and migrations which affected up to 16.5 million Germans. This helped West Germany to further than double the value of its exports through and shortly after the war. Apart from these factors, hard work and long hours at full capacity between the population in the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s and extra labor supplied by thousands of guest workers providing a vital base for the sustainment of the economic upturn with additional
While Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) asserted that nationalism meant “nothing more than an idealistic rationalization for militarism and aggression,”1 it did not mean that he placed little to no thought on the vast latent effects nationalism throughout Europe had on the music of that era and vice versa. Rather, this sentiment was a byproduct of the paradigm shift in artistic, literary and intellectual thought during the Romantic period – in reaction “against aristocratic social and political norms” established throughout the previous eras. The Romantic period lasted from 1850-1920. It was a period of great change in the minds of the people; a cultural rebellion against authority. Art and music flourished with more expressionistic focus, great
His “The Indian Railway Library” was reprinted in the collections “Soldiers Three” and “Wee Willie Winkie” in 1890; “The Light That Failed”, Rudyard's first novel, was also printed in 1890, it's about an artist who went blind. “The Light That Failed” got mixed reviews, but, regardless, Rudyard Kipling was a name everyone from England and the US had heard of. 'Without Benefit of Clergy' was included in “Life's Handicap” (1891), another of Rudyard's story books, it told of a doomed love affair between an Englishman and an Indian woman. Rudyard's popularity increased when he wrote his “Barrack-Room Ballads” (early 1890's) which were published individually; several of the Ballads are written in Cockney (dialect) and include 'Danny Deever', Fuzzy Wuzzy', 'Gunga Din', and 'Mandalay', to name a
Writing an autobiography also tends to be highly cathartic for the author, it gives the author a chance to redefine the ‘self’ critically and arrive at a place of acceptance. The eminent poet, naturalist, and author Henry David Thoreau once said, “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live” (ed. Wikiquote). This quote rings quite true when considering the self-titled autobiography of one of the most influential men of the 20th century, Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of an independent and democratic India. Nehru’s autobiography was first published in London in 1936 by John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd.
It is only after the nationalistic stirrings gained momentum in India that the novel changed its track and attention from romances, history, sociology and culture to politics enlightening a new kind and pattern of awareness and relationship of the individual with the exact of the environment. It is not the fact that all the novels and novelists turned political but the impact of the political disorder was so great that even a novelist of such powerful sociological concern as R.K. Narayan and one of deep metaphysical concern like Raja Rao could not but help writing at least one political novel each. The progress of the Indian novel in English reveals the way the national fight for independence in its various aspects and stages impinged upon the thoughts of the writers to produce a new form called the political novel. The definition of the political novel begins a variety of interpretations. While the Oxford English Dictionary describes, the political novel as no more than a fictitious political narrative, and a novel about fantasy politicians.
Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) is considered as one of the prominent modern educators of India. A Nobel Laureate in literature (1913), Tagore was also an artist, dramatist and philosopher. His thoughts on need for an improved and creative educational system India arose as a result of his exposure to various forms of art and literature. Tagore was born in a privileged Pirali Brahmin family who provided much of the cultural core for the Bengal Renaissance. The only degrees he received were honorary ones, given later in life.