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Sub-CONTINENT UNDER BRITISH RULE
Transcript of Sub-CONTINENT UNDER BRITISH RULE
British Imperial power in the Indian Sub Continent lasted from 1858-1947. During this time the Empire consisted of what is now India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the disputed territory of Kashmir
The Indian subcontinent or the subcontinent is a southern region of Asia, mostly situated on the Indian Plate and projecting southwards into the Indian Ocean from the Himalayas.
Who are Britons
Sub-CONTINENT UNDER BRITISH RULE
It includes the core lands of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh; Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives are often included as well.
Who are Britons
What is subcontinent
East India company
UNIFICATION OF HINDUS AND MUSLIMS
How british came to subcontinent
Impact of British rule in India however was not restricted only to these spheres; the economic impact was yet another domain which practically had drained out the native populace, The chief aim of these settlers was to make India an agrarian country that would supply an industrialised England. As such, the Indian farmers suffered with their land revenue, most of which were ruthlessly being seized by the hyperbolic Zamindar class that is the feudal lords in India .
The very foremost impact of British rule on India was the religious impact, as was established by the missionaries and their establishment of churches in every possible corner of the country. In this regard, the port cities like Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai gained enough importance, due to their accessibility for navigational purposes. They were later turned into the 3 cardinal presidency towns.
Western education, however, influenced Indian society in a way that the British could never have imagined. Theories of philosophers like John Locke, Jeremy Bentham, Adam Smith and Voltaire instilled in the Indian mind notions of freedom, liberty, equality and democracy. As a result of the exposure to such ideas, Indians began to recognise the need for change.
The imposition of English in the education system was a blessing in disguise. Indians from diverse regions speaking different languages could now communicate with each other through the medium of English. English thus united the educated Indians and brought about a feeling of oneness among them. A spirit of nationalism gradually emerged
Around the beginning of the 19th century, the Company became aware of the need for introducing Western education in India. However, Christian missionaries, who were interested in spreading Christianity through education, had already established several educational institutions which were attached to their churches
The British are a diverse, multi-national and multicultural society, with "strong regional accents, expressions and identities". The social structure of the United Kingdom has changed radically since the 19th century, with a decline in religious observance, enlargement of the middle class, and increased ethnic diversity. The population of the UK stands at around 62.5 million,with a British diaspora of around 140 million concentrated in Australia, Canada, South Africa, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United States.
British people, or Britons, are the citizens of the United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories, and Crown dependencies; and their descendants
The world-over societal degradation also had spilled in India, like the World War I or the Great Depression of the 1930s and also in during the time of Second World War. The situation had become so very dreadful that there This was the economic impact of the British rule in India from 1757 to 1947.
Each passing year further tightened the economy, making Indians go insane to the nerve; Indian local-manufactured products were sold in tremendously cheap rates in Britain, making the native money-making policy even harder.
Economic Impact of British Rule in India
Religious Impact of British Rule in India
Education and morals
Initially, the East India Company did not think that it was its duty to impart education to Indians.