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.
Without the power to stand up to Westerners the Asian nations were forced to open their cities and ports to foreigners. Nevertheless, this process and reaction happened distinctly in each country. Japan and China’s response to the West in the 19th century differed since China refused to open to trade while Japan gave in to Western pressure. Due to that, Japan successfully modernized but China, on the other hand, failed to do so. China had very limited knowledge about the West since Chinese were prohibited contact with foreigners.
It is true that its introduction in India by Macaulay was done with an ulterior motive. But it came as a blessing in disguise. It is through the medium of English that Indians came to study the liberal thought of England, which in large measure induced them to raise their demand to freedom. Hence, English Language with its great literary heritage played a constructive role in building up free India.In the nineteenth century Raja Ram Mohan Roy lead a group of Indians in demanding English education for Indians. This group was convinced that English would be more useful for Indians than Indian languages for academic, social, economic, scientific and international purposes.
Many British officials had become ‘Indianised’, adopting Indian dress and custom” (Johnson). However, it wasn’t always smooth sailing. There were many British reformers who sought to change India. Educational reformers believed that India’s “only opportunity for salvation…was if the Indians could learn the English language and adopt English customs through an English education” (Johnson). Furthermore, religion was also something imposed on the Indians since “there is no question that Christian missions frequently rode on the coattails of European colonialism, and it is equally well accepted that missions have not merely benefited from colonization but have often aided in both establishing and stabilizing colonial regimes” (Roberts).
I also believe that a film should still be seen as a British film whether or not America funds it was still made by British talent. Lastly, I do believe that the British film industry has a rosy future because they make great films and sooner or later people will realise how great the films are. The only thing they need is for the government to trust them a bit more and fund them to gain this. This way all the British talent which are hiding or doing other jobs can have a chance and create great films for all to see.
He tries to prove his concepts through the words of statesmen, including Britain's Evelyn Baring Cromer. Cromer's words reflect the concepts introduced by Said. According to Said, one definition of Orientalism is that it is a "style of thought based upon an ontological and epistemological distinction made between 'the Orient' and the 'Occident'." This is connected to the idea that Western society, or Europe in this case, is superior in comparison to cultures that are non-European, or the Orient. This means that Orientalism is a kind of racism held toward anyone not European.
British governance brought order and stability to a society that had recently been wrecked by the wars from the different empires (Duiker 31). Since the British wanted to refo... ... middle of paper ... ...tween the Hindus and Muslims, Jinnah felt that Muslims had no future in India (Overfield 216). With the end of British rule in 1947, not only did India gain its independence but also along with it was born an other country, Pakistan where Jinnah served as the first governor (Overfield 216). With the gain of India’s independence, Gandhi was shot the following year in 1948 by a Hindu zealot who resented his commitment to Hindu – Muslim harmony (Overfield 212). Despite numerous conflicts with the British and with the Muslims, India fought for its rights by doing what they felt was right.
The East India Company had its own army and made many trading posts. Britain just had taken the riches from India and didn’t force the Indians to assimilate, so Indians did not have a huge problem with them and made treaties that helped the British. The British were very helpful by making some changes in the government to reduce corruption and helped built canals, railways, and even a postal system (Philips & Gritzner, 47) These are some of the many things they did to modernize India. Britain was convinced that their government was better than India’s and forced the British government upon the Indian Kingdoms. They also began to take away local political power, which made the Indians unhappy and let to a rebellion in 1857.
By the late 1800's, Japan's long isolation began to crumble. Commodore Matthew Perry, who led a small group of American warships, entered Japanese ports. The Japanese referred to this small fleet as the "black ships". Perry had come in hopes of negotiating trade with Japan. While some Japanese people were intrigued by western culture, the majority did not want to adopt their ideas or language.
The outcome of this was that the people, as a nation were happier as a whole, reinforcing the thought of humanitarian concerns. The purpose of any government is to provide for its people and so there needs to be an element of humanitarian concern. Whether this be the primarily reason for its existence is questionable. Reforms are needed to be imposed to have a strong and great country something that every government desires to have. The reforms that were introduced during this period were an attempt at growing government intervention, in the hope of improving Britain.