British Raj Essays

  • How Did Gandhi Change Dbq

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    When Gandhi returned back to India from Europe in 1896 he was sickened. The British Raj had formally taken over, so he decided to make a change and stop the unfair treatment of everyone in India. As Gandhi said himself, “My ambition is no less than to convert the British people

  • 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

  • British Imperialism In Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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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

  • Compare And Contrast The American And French Revolution

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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 because they weren’t allowed, however they could start a rebellion to speak to the British and make their

  • Essay On The Effects Of British Imperialism

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    In addition, British allowed Indians to practice their religion. But they did some stuff that was against their religious beliefs. British created an army that was called Sepoy rebellion which was a native troop. They trained this troop to use their weapons and equipment to be ready for a fight. Soon this troop became larger and the British became more powerful to take over more parts of India. Enfield rifle was a gun and its cartridges made of beef and pig fat to be bitten off before using it. This

  • Impact 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

  • 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

  • Film Analysis: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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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

  • Ibn Khaldun's Sociological Theory

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    Ibn Khaldun’s sociological theory is based on human community and how he considers it the basis to understand society of Arab. His theory of Al Asabiyyah focus on the strong bond which binds individuals in society together and how it diminishes overtime as society progressed paving way for another set of strong collective group to come. Ibn Khaldun is not against the tenets of religion while assessing society. For him, religion strengthens collective bond among members of society. Whereas For Durkheim

  • Are People Good At Heart Argumentative Essay

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    Argument Essay RD Are people really good at heart? No, it was ironic how Anne, in “The Diary of Anne Frank” stated “In spite of everything, people are good at the heart.” She said that when she didn’t actually know what was going on outside of the annex, millions of Jews were being killed, because of Hitler and the Germans. People are bad at heart. While some people are good at heart, no amount of good, can overcome the amount of evil in this world. People are selfish, people are treated horrible

  • Argumentative Essay: The Good People Are People Good At Heart?

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    Argument Essay RD Are people really good at heart? No, it was ironic how Anne, in “The Diary of Anne Frank” stated “In spite of everything, people are good at the heart.” She said that when she didn’t actually know what was going on outside of the annex, millions of Jews were being killed, because of Hitler and the Germans. People are bad at heart. While some people are good at heart, no amount of good, can overcome the amount of evil in this world. People are selfish, people are treated horrible

  • Analysis Of Khushwant Singh's Train To Pakistan

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    Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan recounts the event of the Partition of India, which happened in 1947. Set in a fictional village of Mano Majra, the novel aims to depict the cultural and political clash between the Sikhs, Hindus, and Muslims and, by following the development of the characters, unveil the moral of humanity. Throughout the novel, Singh portrays the experience of conflict that each character, including Juggut Singh, Iqbal Singh, and Hukum Chand, has to deal with. Based on the characters’

  • Pashtun Peace Movement

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    They have prevented the British from taking over

  • How Did British Control India

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    Britain’s interest in India began when the British East India Company constructed trading posts in India to fulfil British needs created by the Industrial Revolution. After a rebellion of the Company’s private army in 1757, the Company called for the full British military to provide reinforcements. After that rebellion, India was forcefully taken over by the British government. Britain’s rule of India was extremely effective, making large sums of money for many people, and building new centers and

  • How Did British Imperialization Affect India

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    During the 1600’s Queen Elizabeth I of Britain granted the British East India Company a monopoly within India. Thus leading the British East India Company to take control of trade in India. As they took control they relied on the Indians to help the company flow and stay protected, they chose the Indians to help them because they knew the land. The British East India Company used strong military might, bribery and extortion, instilling fear to keep Indians and rivals in law. As the company grew it

  • Effects Of Imperialism On India

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    India in positive and negative ways through government, technology and education, transportation, health, social classes, and agriculture. India’s government during imperialism is different from what it is today. The British Raj controlled India in 1858 and 1947. The British Raj was also referred to as the period of domination. They decided to remove the caste system which gave the people equal rights. Along with government, India’s technology and education were also affected by imperialism

  • How Did British Colonization Affect India

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    colonized by the British during the mid 18th century until the 20th centuries, which is the combination of the eras, also known as the “British rule in Burma”and “British Raj.” Often, it is arguable whether colonization had an influence in forming a societal or cultural aspects of the country that is being occupied. Specifically, if the British colonization of India shaped and had an impact on the culture, education and government rule in India. The first area where the British influenced India’s

  • Essay On Native American Imperialism

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    cultural powers in the world continue to impose their influence on weaker nations. In the 20th century the British used India’s resources for trade, several world powers colonized Africa, and Japan was forcefully Westernized. Imperialism and its perceived benefits are harrowingly outweighed by the loss of culture, sovereignty, and freedom that the colonized group faces. The British Raj was in operation for almost a century. Britain stumbled blindly upon the acquisition of India while attempting

  • Write An Essay On The History Of India

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    Introduction Initially, I wanted to choose the British Empire as the topic of my GFS. However, during some research, I stumbled upon India and the metaphor of this country as “the jewel in the crown” created a vivid impression about its importance in the 19th and 20th century. In the following, I would like to give an understanding of India with the central question: “The path of India – a successful way to independence?” First of all, I would start with the British Rule in India, considering overall progress

  • The Negative Effects Of British Imperialism In India

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    The British first came to India not only because of the abundance of raw materials, but also the mass potential they seen. The British East India Company, took advantage of the collapsing Mughal Empire, and broke away from their control to flourished their company. In 1857 the Sepoy army rebelled and that caused the British to come in guns blazing and take over the country. The British rule demolished India through, taxation on anything made in India, and the exportation of raw materials, which caused