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British Rule in India

By cocopuffs123 Jun 29, 2012 972 Words
India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th Century . Britain developed India for its own benifit they build road for themself not for Indian people . on April 13, 1919 (which happened to be 'Baisakhi' one of Punjab's largest religious festivals) fifty British Indian Army soldiers, under the command of Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, opened fire on an unarmed gathering of innocent men, women and children without any reason and killed nearly 4000 people . that is why Hitler was far far better then britishers. I have taken this very small example to Illustrate this, britisher were more cruel than Hitler .

India was one of the richest countries until the time of British rule in the early 17th Century, in which it was stripped of many things including wealth and gems. Few know anything of India’s immense military contribution to Britain during both World Wars, many Indian men gave their lives in the British Army. The sad part is that millions of young Britishers are growing up thinking that Britain did India a big favour by ruling her. Why, the Queen herself wears a diamond stolen from India in her crown. Wikipedia calls this diamond the ‘spoils of war.’ Funny. Britain plundered India and treated locals as sub-humans and killed the indigenous industry. But who has calculated the damage that Britain did? Are there any records of the number of Indians killed and enslaved by the British during the British Raj? Then we wonder and complain why Indians come to Britain in search for a better life.

Education stops ignorance and stupidity, read a book or two. India was one of the richest countries until the time of British rule in the early 17th Century. Few know anything of India’s immense military contribution to Britain during both World Wars, many Indian men gave their lives in the British Army. The sad part is that millions of young Britishers are growing up thinking that Britain did India a big favour by ruling her. Why, the Queen herself wears a diamond stolen from India in her crown. Wikipedia calls this diamond the ‘spoils of war.’ But who has calculated the damage that Britain did? Then we wonder and complain why Indians come to Britain in search for a better life. Education stops ignorance and stupidity, read a book or two.

India was one of the richest countries until the time of British rule in the early 17th Century (among many other countries the British invaded). Few know anything of India’s immense military contribution to Britain during both World Wars, many Indian men gave their lives in the British Army. The sad part is that millions of young Britishers are growing up thinking that Britain did India a big favour by ruling her. Why, the Queen herself wears a diamond stolen from India in her crown. Wikipedia calls this diamond the ‘spoils of war.’ But who has calculated the damage that Britain has done to many other countries around the world? Then we wonder and complain why people come to Britain in search for a better life. Education stops ignorance and stupidity, read a book or two. Committed

Indira Ghandi was a clear dictator, no doubt there. Much of the ills that plagued India's politics, including corruption, criminalisation and the degradation of institutions like the Presidency, first flourished in her tenure. She effectively killed inner-party democracy in the Congress, and set the stage for the kind of cliques that are today the bane of Indian political parties. The koh-i-noor has belonged to various Hindu, Persian, Rajput, Mughal, Turkic, Afghan, Sikh and British rulers who fought bitterly over it at various points in history and seized it as a spoil of war time and time again. It was most recently seized by the East India Company and became part of the British Crown Jewels when Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India in 1877. Partly true, but it seems that roads and infrastructure were built in gain of the British instead of being beneficial for the country. Colonisation did equip India with English. We did help in modernising the country despite all that we took from them. However the good cannot outweigh everything that was robbed from India. It could be argued that Britain happened to trigger the revival (after the Muslim invaders). Also we must agree that the lower caste people have been treated inhumanly in Hindu society throughout history which is probably rooted in religion and similar medi-evil systems. As for “British gifts” and this belief that former British colonies and English-speaking regions are better poised than nations colonized by other countries (or not colonized at all)– then why are so many former British colonies like Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, not to mention Malaysia or Burma, such messed-up places today? These Anglophone former British colonies are by and large either dictatorial failed states, or economically ruined wastelands– or often both. English and the so-called “gifts of British civilization” haven’t exactly done a lot there, have they? Meanwhile, the world’s most dynamic nations today never had the, uh, “joys” of British colonization. Taiwan and Korea were Japanese colonies, yet these two very non-Anglosphere countries are among the world’s most vigorous. Japan itself, never colonized at all and non-Anglophone, is both an economic and a cultural leader. China will likely soon be *the* world’s superpower. Germany is the de facto leader of the EU, soon the world’s main economic bloc. Vietnam– a French colony– is now among the world’s most rapidly changing and growing economies. All of these are non-Anglophone countries that, as a lot of other people have been pointing out, have adapted their own languages and cultures for science, technology and the modern world.

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