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British Raj

Do you agree with the view that the British actions at Amritsar were justified in the aftermath of world war one The British actions at Amritsar were justified in the aftermath of world war one to an extent. The war seemed to boost the self esteem on Indians and unite them, suggesting threat against the raj, however the view in source 10 shows that there was no proof of a conspiracy, source 11 agrees with this but also shows why dyer might have acted in this way. Source 12 agrees with the fact that...

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British Raj

Impact of British Rule in India Impact of British Rule in India was virtually unprecedented, as it has affected the economic, socio-cultural, religious and political state of the country. More on Impact of British Rule in India • Impact of British Rule On Various Social Groups and Classes • British impact on Indian Law & Administration • Socio Cultural Impact Under The British Rule • Reconstruction of Calcutta during British rule • Conditions Of Peasants During British Rule ...

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British Influence in India

WE tend to forget that our lifestyle and mindset have largely been influenced by our colonial past. The British influence has changed the way we look at ourselves and has stripped us of a confidence that comes naturally to a people belonging to an ancient and great civilisation. Colonisation coerces people from subordinated culture to denigrate themselves. A kind of a virtual reality is created to expedite this attitude of self-hate among the native population. An alternate reality is created...

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Objectification of Religious Identity and Census in British India

Objectification of Religious Identity and Census in British India The need for objectification of the various religions in British India originated when the colonists decided to carry out the Indian Census in the 18th century and every ten years thereafter. It started off out of the intellectual curiosity of a few British officers. They believed that collecting systematic information about caste, religion, language, education, means of subsistence etc will help them know the natives better and...

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The British Partition of India

day for Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and many others. It marked the day of the British partition of India into a Muslim-controlled Pakistan and a Hindu-dominated India. India won its freedom from colonial rule, ending nearly 200 years of British rule. Many different events lead to the final decision of the partition. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the British gained full power over India. Bitterness towards the British developed as Hindus and Muslims were denied jobs and high positions in the...

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How did the Indian National Congress win support and what part did it play in ending British rule?

How did the Indian National Congress win support and what part did it play in ending British rule? The Indian Independence Act of 1947 marked a watershed upon the history of India and imperialism, predicating the protracted, but evident, retreat of empire. A body of influences are readily available in providing a depth of understanding of the event; it is, however, the permeating legacy of the Indian national congress that has been routinely identified as a political organisation synonymous with...

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great history

Mughal ruler. 1707-1858 Lesser emperors; decline of the Mughal Empire. BRITISH PERIOD   1757 Battle of Plassey--British victory over Mughal forces in Bengal; British rule in India begins. 1835 Institution of British education and other reform measures. 1857-58 Revolt of Indian sepoys (soldiers) against East India Company. 1858 East India Company dissolved; rule of India under the British crown--the British Raj--begins with Government of India Act; formal end of Mughal Empire. 1885 Indian...

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India Pakistan Problem (India perspective)

deep-rooted hatred between the two religions. The purposely induced negative influence is not limited here. At the time when the 1946 Cabinet Mission to India was about to launch Indian planning of the official transfer of power to British Raj. In the plan, British suggested a united new Dominion of India, however, the Muslim League is extremely discontented with it and coming up with an alternative plan to divide the Indian into a Hindu-majority India and another Muslim-majority Pakistan. Britain...

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mahatma gandhi a great warrior

based on British Whiggish traditions and transformed it to make it look wholly Indian.[50] Gandhi took leadership of Congress in 1920 and began a steady escalation of demands (with intermittent compromises or pauses) until on 26 January 1930 the Indian National Congress declared the independence of India. The British did not recognise that and more negotiations ensued, with Congress taking a role in provincial government in the late 1930s. Gandhi and Congress withdrew their support of the Raj when...

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Gandhi clearly played a important role in ending British rule in India because his satygraha campaign made it difficult and costly for the British to rule India

How important was Gandhi’s role in ending British rule in India? By Gabrielle lake India actually got independence in 1948 after the Second World War. Gandhi was a big leader in a group called the INC. they organized protests all over India to gain independence. There are many contributors to the fact that India got independence, such as Nehru who was the president of the INC, he took over from Gandhi. Gandhi organized many protests over India including the salt march, which is one of his most...

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