“First they Ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” - Mahatma Gandhi. Although the British taking rule over India had many positive economic and some social effects, The majority of all political, social, and economic effects had negative impacts on the people and land of India. The British took all political power from the Indian government. For example of the 960 civil offices that controlled the civil administration of India, 900 were ran by British Men and the other 60 offices were ran by the natives of India (Doc. 2). Also the Indians had no power to change taxation (Doc. 2). In document 1 it says “For a hundred years you have done everything for us. You have given us no responsibility for our own government.” …show more content…
Due to the British keeping such a high demand on crops and dye such as indigo even though the need for Indigo had gone down droven the farmers into poverty. According to Dr. Lalvani due to the British rule there was thousands of miles of railway laid on Indian soil also the people created array of machines to help lay rail faster and more efficiently (paragraph 3). The main reason growers of Indigo were put so deeply into poverty was because the British landlords kept demanding rent from the farmers but they could not pay because there was no one to buy the Indigo, but the landlords did not care (Gandhi film). One of the only social benefits of the British ruling India was that the British built universities and museums but the ironic twist to them building universities is that a very little percent Indian people were educated(P. 11) and (Doc. 5). After India had gained its independence in the mid 1800’s the percent of people that were educated went from 16.1% to 24.02% in only twenty years, But while the British were in power the percent was an average of 6.825% (Doc.5) showing that the British government was only holding India back for the potential it

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