This essay Indian Imperialism has a total of 418 words and 3 pages.
Britian was the most powerful country at
the time of its empire in India. Between 1850 to 1890,
Great Britian had a very powerful control over the world. Expanding
from, fromerly known, United Kingdom to China and from China to the North
America\'s maybe South America. It had terrotories between these land
masses. With its naval glory and pride and its superiour land army, India
was just another country to take over who played a big part in their economy.
India is known by many countries as the economical "Gold Mine."
For economic, nationalist, and humanitarian reasons, Britian\'s powerful
nations have often interfered with the affairs of weaker nations. Britian\'s
powerful nations have in the past exploited less fortunate ones for resources,
capital, and knowledge. Yet in return, India has gained the technology
and capital that, over a period of time and development, improved
its quality of life.
Indian economy was transferred into a colonial
economy whose nature and structure was determined by the needs of the British
economy. High revenue demands and rigid manners of collection forced peasants
into the clutches of the moneylenders. Expanding population put greater
pressure on land as there was no corresponding development of industry.
India "inherited" from Britian a cheap and easy system of transport was
important for the flow of British ready made goods and the export of raw
material to Britain on large scale. Roads were improved and steam ships
were introduced. But real improvement came with the railways which started
in 1853, between Bombay V.T. and Thane. In her trade with other countries,
India usually maintained a favourable balance, which were used for paying
off various kinds of dues charged on India by Britain. With Britian leading
the Industrial Revolution, India was bound to be second to industrialize.
Up to 1914, Industrial development was mainly restricted in the production
of export of those goods with the natural advantage (jute, tea etc.) and
in those areas where competition with British counterparts was not serious
(coarse goods). During the inter-war period of 1914 - 39, it was in the
production of consumer goods for mass market within India, mainly due to
war tariffs and depression. Finally the last decade of British rule from
1939-47, brought another phase - the production of capital goods for the
domestic market. It started with factories and the mining of natural resources,
but it eventually came to India\'s fully industralized civilazation, and
that\'s not all. British rule taught Indians to see themselves as
Indians, and its benefits included railways, roads, canals, schools, universities,
hospitals, law and a universal language. There were also habits of mind
and government which derived from Britain.
Topics Related to Indian Imperialism
Commonwealth of Nations, Political philosophy, Forms of government, Imperialism, Invasions, British Raj, Economy of India, India
Essays Related to Indian Imperialism
Utopia by Thomas More (1478-1535)Utopia by Thomas More (1478-1535) Utopia by Thomas More (1478-1535) Type of Work: Social and philosophical commentary Setting Antwerp; early sixteenth century Principal Characters Sir Thomas More, emissary for Henry VIII Peter Giles, More\'s friend Raphael Hythloday, world traveler and witness to Utopia Book Overveiw Thomas More toured Antwerp on a diplomatic mission for his king, Henry VIII. There, More\'s friend, Peter Giles, introduced the young ambassador to Raphael Hythloday, an educated sa
During the 1500's to 1800's, the strength and statDuring the 1500\'s to 1800\'s, the strength and stature of a country depended upon its political power, which can be traced to how self-sufficient it was. Striving to be self-sufficient was what nations sought after; dependency was not a characteristic of a powerful nation. Raw materials were the most required item to strengthen the central government, and deter interactions, such as trade with other nations. The first country to introduce mercantilism in America was Spain. The spanish american
Should Australia introduce any tax or GST changes?Should Australia introduce any tax or GST changes? Matchmaker.com: Sign up now for a free trial. Date Smarter! Should Australia introduce any tax or GST changes? Why do we need taxes? Taxation makes up majority of our government\'s income. With this income the government can provide us with proper infrastructure and social services for little, if no cost at all. These include Medicare, social security and education. (These facilities are known as recurrent expenditures because it is needed time