British governance brought order and stability to a society that had recently been wrecked by the wars from the different empires. Since the British wanted to reform India, they relatively did bring some benefits to the Indians. Education, which was not very important in India until the British, established a new school system. The British also ... ... middle of paper ... ...nce campaign and Gandhi’s refusal to support the concept of weighted voting rights for India’s Muslim minority. With the constant disagreements and communal violence between the Hindus and Muslims, Jinnah felt that Muslims had no future in India.
Despite numerous conflicts with the British and with the Muslims, India fought for its rights by doing what they felt was right. India under the British rule had some benefits as the new school system and outlawing sati but they did manage to trouble the Indians with taxation and other laws. Gandhi who was an outstanding, important figure in India’s way for independence who taught to fight with nonviolence.
While many changes may have been good in retrospect, they were only meant to help the colonizing British. Overall, the colonization of India had nothing but a negative effect on its people and culture. Perhaps one day people will realize that imposing one culture on another is not only wrong, but it is destructive to the natural course of a countries history. Bibliography "India" Groiler Electronic Encyclopedia, 1994 "India" article found on Internet, 1996 "India, a history of," Groiler New Book of Knowledge, 1979 In class speech by Mr. Seqera, 1996
He also says that the British treat the Indians insultingly and without empathy (Doc 6,7,8). Imperialism also had an everlasting positive effect on India through its modernization. For instance, British colonizers develope... ... middle of paper ... ...he raise of impoverishment and the persecution of Indian citizens. Undeterred by these effects, British imperialism went on to tremendously increase the development of communication, transportation, agriculture and industry in India, effectively creating more wealth for the colony as a whole. India’s civilization was developed further as well by ridding of inhuman practices such as infanticide and slavery, efficaciously bringing India to be much more modern and civilized.
The negative elements are language, traditional culture and religion problems. As English governed the India , they used an efficient way to destroy the revolt from the Indian . They taught Indian English instead of their original language. Hindi is the traditional language in India, and it has thousands of the years ’ history. English gives Indian more opportunities on global business and makes Indian have higher status in the world, however, at the same time, it causes many problems.
He was sent to ask the Mughal Emperor about the whole trading deal with England. He wanted permission to establish an overall presence in India. He was not successful during the process, which led to Sir Thomas Roe being the right ambassador to overrule Hawkins. Despite some setbacks, the EIC had later on gone to battle with Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, who had ruled over most of the Indian subcontinent. It turned out to be a convenient way to establish busin... ... middle of paper ... ...o lead to educated Indians that would only move on to becoming a better state.
Imperialism throughout India can be viewed as a mixed blessing. British Imperialism in India brought about many changes in India; both positive and negative. It was however, as a whole, an important turning point in India’s history. Imperialism had its positive economic outcomes for the British during the 1600s, but also had its negative effects on India’s people; leaving their governmental power in the hands of Britain.
This paper will analyze the positives, negatives and the overall influence of the imperialistic empire. Influenced by the Industrial Revolution, imperialism enabled countries such as India access to advanced technology and innovation, which in turn made is possible for them to become major players in trade. In addition to increased trade, British influence also prevented the political and social system of their colonies from crumbling within. However, there were still negative aspects of the British rule upon the different peoples. Moreover, each different colony the British ruled longed for a sense of nationalism and hence the revolts and turmoil.
The British wanted to colonize the Indian subcontinent for wealth and for spreading Western culture, and indeed their presence had a great influence on the Indian’s perspective on culture and social structure. However, in the end, the negative effects of British colonialism outweighed the positive effects, thus causing the Indians to seek independence for themselves. In addition, the Indian independence movement also gives us a valuable insight into the ways in which imperialism, while benefiting the mother country, may harm the colonies more. It also shows us that imperialism is not a sustainable political and economic system, as the oppressed people will always try to gain independence, a phenomenon proven by the fall of imperialism and the transformation of former colonies into independent nations all over the world.
The Effects of British Imperialism in India One could approach this topic from two points of view; the British and the Indian. One could choose either party and find very different opinions. When British colonizers first arrived in India, they slowly gained more and more control in India through many ways, the most prominent being trade and commerce. At first, they managed India’s government by pulling the string behind the curtain. However, soon they had acquired complete rule over India, converting it into a true British colony.