India was the first major Asian civilizations to fall victim to European predatory activities (Duiker 31). With conquering India, the British had various purposes behind it. Their main purpose was to achieve a monopolistic trading position (The Economic and Social Impact of Colonial Rule in India). The second purpose was the control of India; this was a key element in the world power structure, in terms of geography, logistics and military manpower (The Economic and Social Impact of Colonial Rule in India). When the East India Company continued to trade under the British, huge armies were created, largely composed of Indian sepoys (Marshall).
After independence, they lost all of their special privileges and found their state divided between India and Pakistan. This followed with a bitter war against the Muslims in 1965, which forced the Sikhs to migrate from their homeland of Punjab to India. This followed a year ... ... middle of paper ... ...o the level of nation-state and higher, because along with the exploitation of their culture and people, the Europeans also brought the means to advance to an industrial society. With those abilities they can still flourish in the future. Bibliography Works Consulted Davenport, Prof. TRH.
British Imperialism in India and South Asia forever changed the course of history, having both positive and negative effects on these nations and ultimately resulting in an imperialized system that limited the freedom of citizens in India and brought tremendous wealth to Britain. Imperialism is the policy of extending the rule of a country over other countries or colonies To this degree, Britain took control of India and South Asia because they saw an opportunity for trade superiority and were enticed by the potential these regions held. From the mid eighteenth to twentieth centuries, India was governed by two different variations of British imperialism. First through the British East India Company, perhaps the most powerful private trading entity the world has ever seen, and second, through the direct control of the British government. The British East India Company came to dominate and control India for nearly two centuries, exploiting the nation's resources and rendering them economically and socially delayed .
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.
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.
The most significant incident that sparked the Indian Mutiny was the British not respecting the Indian religious and cultural practices. “A series of incidents bega... ... middle of paper ... ... was his right to overthrow the Qing emperor and bring equality to the people. He fought to change the current policies and laws in his country. The Taiping Rebellion, unlike the Indian Mutiny, did not want to remove outside influence, but internal ones. Both of these rebellions were a direct result of the Western world’s push for globalization and they both had impacts on their governing bodies.
In 1599, he set sail for India and stayed there for seven years before returning back to England. But the most momentous event that occurred in the history of the East India Company was in 1600 when Queen Elisabeth allowed the Company to charter a fifteen year v... ... middle of paper ... ...The East India Company began to lose its trade power because of the Regulating Act of 1773, and eventually lost Indian power to other trade countries wanting to gain more money. The Bengal Mutiny of 1857 marked the ending of the East India Company. The British Crown superseded the East Company after the Company’s 200 year reign in India.
British East India Company The East India Company began as a commercial enterprise established for the British to pursue trade with the East Indies, specifically the Indian subcontinent. Queen Elizabeth of England had issued a royal charter for this company which led to the substantial power that East India Company gained in India. The company James Lancaster’s voyage to the East Indies led to the founding of the East India Company (Halliday 106). The attraction to the Indies began in the fifteenth century during the spice trade. The first English expedition for pursuing trade in the Indies was unsuccessful due to Portuguese and Dutch control over the spice trade.
British East India Company played a significant yet strange part in the Indian. It was, at its inception, a commercial venture in the history of The British Empire, which was established in the year 1600 in the subcontinent. The main reason for entering the subcontinent was trade, making money and importing spices from South Asia. It was the Portuguese who used all their skills and their navigational technology to enter this great area first, and start trade in the most profitable manner they could. East India Company entered as an early and old-fashioned venture, and conducted a separate business with their private stockholders.
Indonesia faced both positive and negative impacts after being imperialized. Imperialism is “the policy of extending a nation's authority by territorial acquisition or by the establishment of economic and political hegemony over other nations” . Indonesia as a whole underwent many changes after imperialism. Many countries fought battles to try to gain control of Indonesian spice production. However, the Dutch had the most influence and control over Indonesia of any country .