British Raj Essays

  • Impact Of The British Raj In India

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    With the end of the World War I, the British Raj in India fell into crisis. The political situation of India was in constant disturbance. Because of the war a number of reforms were carried out in India which became one of the major reasons of colonial crisis in India. This paper will discuss what impact different reforms of the British Raj had on the politics of India, how the arrival of Gandhi changed the political scenario in India, how the Muslim league was affecting politics, and how these

  • The Gurkani: History And Achievements Of The Mughal Empire

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    The Mughal Empire (Urdu: مغلیہ سلطنت‎‎, translit. Mughliyah Salṭanat)[7] or Mogul Empire,[8] self-designated as Gurkani (Persian: گورکانیان‎‎, Gūrkāniyān, meaning "son-in-law"),[9] was an empire in the Indian subcontinent, founded in 1526. It was established and ruled by a Muslim dynasty with Turco-Mongol Chagatai roots from Central Asia,[10][11][12] but with significant Indian Rajput and Persian ancestry through marriage alliances;[13][14] only the first two Mughal emperors were fully Central Asian

  • Magic Realism In Jeanette Winterson's Sexing The Cherry

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    Jeanette Winterson’s novella, Sexing the Cherry, tells the story of the journeys taken by a mother, the extremely huge and grotesque Dog-woman and her protégé, Jordan (Farwell 168). Sexing the Cherry can be defined as a magic realist novel through Winterson’s incorporation of numerous fantastic elements into the story (Usman 57). One could state that boundaries do not exist in the story as Winterson intertwines historical fact with fantasy in this novella (Usman 57). The characters, and happenings

  • Humanitarian Law In Peacekeeping

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    CHAPTER FIVE 5.0THE LEGAL AND OPERATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF THE UN IN PEACE KEEPING OPERATIONS 5.1THE UN PEACE KEEPING OPERATIONS Previous in this study we have viewed at the idea of peacekeeping, what it is and how it has developed from a theoretical perspective. This has revealed that the UN has involved in peacekeeping from two Chapters of the UN Charter. They are Chapter VI and Chapter VII. Even though the later appears to have superseded the former, peacekeeping grounded on Chapter VI mandate

  • The Dalit: Outcaste And Untouchable?

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    Jyotiba Phule used this term to describe outcaste and untouchable as oppressed, broken and victims of Indian caste society. Dalit is not a new word. Apparently it was used in 1930, as a Hindi and Marathi translation of ‘depressed classes’, the term the British used for what are now called the Scheduled Castes. In 1930’ there was a depressed class newspaper published in Pune called Dalit Bandu. The word was also used by B. R. Ambedkar in his Marathi speeches. In the Untouchables, published in 1948, Ambedkar

  • Similarities And Differences Between The French And American Revolutionary War

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    tension with the british government and the American colonies. The Americans were under the rules of Britain. The Americans were furious by how they were being treated and controlled by the British. The English were putting high taxes on the Americans and they got mad because they had no say in the matter.  Then they had no representation of saying whatever they wanted and they couldn’t speak their mind

  • The Negative Effects Of British Imperialism In Africa

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    Things Fall Apart Whether British Imperialism in Africa was good or bad is still a hot topic today, despite the fact that it happened a century ago. Imperialism is when the Europeans invaded Africa and colonized it and forced their culture onto the natives. Even though there were definitely some positive effects for Africans, the effects of imperialism in Africa were mostly negative; borders weren't placed well, native Africans were made as slaves, and religion was forced upon them. Some positive

  • The Sari Shop Analysis

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    CLASS AND GENDER IN THE WRITINGS OF RUPA BAJWA Ms. Pavani Gonnuri Research Scholar (M.Phil/PT) Andhra University Visakhapatnam ABSTRACT; Rupa Bajwa in her novel The Sari Shop portrays

  • The Cultural And Religious Difference Between India And East Pakistan

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    In August 1947 after nearly 300 years rule under British Empire, India and Pakistan finally got their independence. However, it came with a price with the partition of Hindu majority India and Muslim majority Pakistan being separated into two countries. Pakistan was formed into West Pakistan and East Pakistan. East Pakistan later becoming independent and known as Bangladesh. It is known as the biggest and greatest migration in the history of mankind. Millions of Muslim moved to Pakistan and Millions

  • Parsi Culture

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    and proved themselves to be those tell-tale grains of sugar poured into milk. Their adaptability is again discernible in their collective migration to Bombay. They could perceive greater opportunities in the advent of the British in India. And Bombay being the centre of the British activities, they also, showing their everlasting elasticity, shifted their centre of activities from rural Gujarat to the city of Bombay. Gillian Tindall observes, in this regard

  • Train To Pakistan Short Story

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    India, being a country of diversities, it seems that it can hardly escape from the curses of political hatred, conflict and riot; so it is quite natural that the writers focusing on India may highlight these problems. Since it is the first novel on the theme of partition, Train to Pakistan projects a realistic picture of those nightmarish and fretful days accompanying the division. It is regarded that Khushwant Singh intended to name the novel as Mano Majra which hints the static, but later he selected

  • Examples Of Counter Insurgency

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    1. COUNTER INSURGENCY IN INDIA AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS India has been a victim of violence and insurgency operations ever since her independence in 1947. From Jammu and Kashmir, to the North East region, to Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka, our country has seen the worst forms of insurgencies and human rights violations. In response, India has fought back and continues to fight back with the counter insurgency operations of the armed forces. The term insurgency, as defined by the Department of Defense

  • Influence In Lady Mellanby's A Passage To India

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    In the following chapter Lady Mellanby uses her influence to ensure that Mrs. Moore, who in absence of her benevolent Christian heart with which she arrived with in Chandrapore, departs from India. Mrs Moore is more aware of the emptiness in the universe as a result of her understanding of the echo in the Marabar caves. Just like the echo in the caves she thinks that the universe is disproportionate and she is at an uneasy state of mind when she imagines herself in the caves. Prior to Mrs Moore’s

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Analysis

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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a Western film directed by John Ford in 1962(The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), starring James Stewart and John Wayne as the lead characters, and Vera Miles who stars as their love interest. The movie opens with Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart) and his wife, Hallie Stoddard (Vera) who returns to Shinbone. The citizens of Shinbone are very excited and surprised at this unexpected visit and the editor of the Shinbone Star wants an exclusive story on this unlikely

  • Cultural Ethnicity In The Great Gatsby

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    The Great Gatsby takes place in Long Island, New York, as well as New York City and a segment between the two, known as the “valley of ashes.” Each area represents a different aspect of society during the 1920s. East Egg, the area in which Daisy and Tom live, represents the upper class that comes from established or “old” money. West Egg is home to people such as Gatsby, who have recently become rich. The valley, home to the lower classes, is a filthy, run-down place. New York City is seen as a place

  • Charles Darwin And Herbert Spencer's Theory Of Social Darwinism

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    In England in 1859, Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution titled “On the origin of species”, This theory was then taken one step further by a sociologist named Herbert Spencer. Spencer’s theory, titled Social Darwinism, stated that some races were superior to others based on the technology they had developed as well as the countries they had conquered. Social Darwinism further stated that the weaker races would die off as they were less sophisticated and couldn’t adapt to their surroundings

  • Advantages And Disadvantage Of Caste

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    Introduction- In 1936, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was asked to deliver the annual lecture by the Hindu reformist group, the Jat-Pat-Todak Mandal in Lahore. When the hosts received the text of the speech, they found the contents “unbearable” and withdrew the invitation. Ambedkar then printed 1,500 copies of his speech at his own expense and it was soon translated into several languages. Demerits of caste system- Caste system has completely demoralized & disorganized the people of our country. It prevents

  • Essay On Caste In 21st Century India

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    Is caste acceptable in the 21st century? My answer to this question is no. But before we get into the reasons, let us first analyse the meaning of caste, its reach and relevance in 21st century India. Caste is a system of social stratification based on birth. So it means that a person is born into his/her caste and there is no way to change this. So, it is a rigid system where you are stuck in the same position or status for life unlike class which is based on social and economic status. Caste is

  • Muslim Nationalism In India

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    EMERGENCE OF MUSLIM NATIONALISM AND MUSLIM IDENTITES IN INDIAN SUBCONTINENT INTRODUCTION: Between the period of 1880s and 1930s, three most outstanding Muslim leaders were responsible for the formation of Muslim nationalism. It is interesting to note here that these leaders initially and enthusiastically treated themselves as staunch Indian nationalists but ended up finally at the threshold of Muslim nationalism. In fact, their paradigmatic shift in their political ideas and thoughts was responsible

  • Essay On Dalit Self

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    Conflict of the self and the society: A Critical review of select Dalit Autobiographies KiranKumar B1, Dr. N S Prasantha Kumar2 1(Research Scholar, Department of English (SSL), VIT University, India) 2(Assistant Professor, Department of English (SSL), VIT University, India) ABSTRACT Dalit self and the Hindu caste society are always at bay. They are always at conflict. The source and cause of conflict between the dalit self and the society is