“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.
Have you ever had a strong negative attitude towards a person that everything about them seems bad? In Rudyard Kipling’s novella, The Man Who Would Be King, this is exactly what he was doing. The novella is a story about imperialism in the British Empire and how it impacted its citizens and countries they conquered. Kipling portrayed his negative attitude toward the British Empire through the use of figurative language and diction. The Man Who Would Be King is a depiction of Kipling’s experience with the British Empire when he was growing up in India.
In fact, Aurangzeb was one of the last Mughal emperors and after his rule, India was taken over by Great Britain who took advantage of the turmoil and divisions that existed because of the lack of unity and religious tolerance that had existed under the rule of Akbar. King Akbar shows us that when religious tolerance is practiced, empires flourish and its people remain united, and when it ceases to exist, conflict increases, causing societies to fall into decline and empires to
Once most of the Indian population started to lose their job they decided to switch over to the arts and that’s how they were making money. Soon the British started to realize that the people who had a lower income were able to survive with food, water, and shelter. They thought something was not correct. Then they found out that they were making paintings and as a punishment they decided to take all their paintings that had not been sold and sent it back to England for the queen to keep. This impacted the art industry in India and took away their pride.
This caused the Americans to protest violently as they said you cannot be taxed for everything without a reason. Hence them coming up with the “no tax without representation” - representation meaning a reason. The Tea Act’s main objective was to reduce the massive amount of tea held by the British East Indian Company whom had financial difficulties (like the rest of Britain). This allowed the company the right to ship directly to North America and the right to the duty-free export from Britain. The British colonists had never accepted the duty on tea thus The Tea Act just reinforced their opposition and hatred of it.
Imagine spending your whole life doing one thing that you believed was good, then one day find out that you were completely wrong and you have not been doing good. This is what Javert found out through his journey of chasing Jean Valjean over the years. Would this turn your world upside down? Would it make you feel like your whole life was a lie? It did to Javert in the book Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, and is the reason why Jean Valjean is the reason Javert had no other choice than to take his own life.
China was contrained to fight in its own defence to end the opium trade and to revert the unequal effects of the Nanjing Treaty. This was the second Opium War (1856-1860). China again lost the second Opium War and the Treaty of Tianjing was the result. It eroded the Chinese defense and economy. The Chinese were forced into opening more ports for the British and it allies.
The third stage is the beginning of the eighteenth century when the British tried to oust the Dutch, the French and the Portuguese from the sub-continent. They started English as a medium of education which influenced Urdu even with more force. After 1857, particularly the transference of the English words into Urdu was faster. After the War of Independence 1857, the British occupied India and became enemy of the Muslims of the sub-continent. The British considered The Muslims responsible for the rebellion against them but virtually all it was because of the Hindu’s conspiracies.
While India used to be a prime textile producer, its domestic handicraft was not able to compete with cheaper, machine-made cloth and yarn produced by British manufacturers (Marx, 1978:656). This destroyed the Indian textile industry, relegating India to a subordinate status in producing primary products for the metropolitan core. Imperialism also produced combined dynamics of industrialization at the core, and deindustrialization and agranianisation in the colonies. India’s economy was agrarianised by the end of the 19th century (Bagchi, 2009:103) and its industrial capabilities, fully diminished. In deindustrialising the colonies, the imperial powers orientated global production systems towards the satisfaction of European demands and tastes, and created a global specialization of an imperial, manufacturing core, and the peripheries of raw material producing
Acute poverty was widespread and the industrial structure was weak. Real wages in 1928 were 50% of what they were in 1807. Occupational structure deteriorated over the years under British rule. The impact of the British rule on India’s economy is a topic for debate. Leaders of the Indian independence movement and such have blamed colonial rule for India’s dismal economic scene and argued that financial strength required for industrial development in Europe was derived from colonies in Asia and Africa.