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British Colonial State

THE BRITISH COLONIAL STATE Structu're 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Introduction Nature of the Colonial State The Political Economy of the Colonial State . Instmments of Control 14.4.1 14.4.2 14.4.3 14.4.4 The Colonial Military Apparatus The Police Organisation The Judiciary and Law The Bureaucracy - The Steel Frame of the Raj 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 Sources of Legitimation Summary Glossary Exercises 14.1 INTRODUCTION The political structure ~ h i c h evolved in India under the British during...

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Imperialism in India

effects are banning inhumane traditional practices such as sati and the dowry system, promoting widow remarriage and prohibiting child marriage. The negative effects are that Britain caused the traditional industries to crash. Also, poverty increased. British officials were paid out of the India treasury. Imperialism drained India's wealth. It destroyed India economically and politically. India became dependent due to imperialism. It destroyed India's handicraft and small scale industries. The imperialistic...

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Conflict and Compromise: the Case of India and Pakistan

between Hindus and Muslims grew rapidly with the split of India and Pakistan in 1947. Before tensions were running high, but now gave way to rioting. It all started when India, then also including what is now present day Pakistan, was under British rule. The British had been ruling for roughly a century and ground the native’s faces in the dirt the entire time they were in power. Naturally, there were dissenters who did not appreciate being told what to do and these voices grew stronger as time went...

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Role of Moderates and Extremists in Indian Freedom Struggle

1920). Portrayed as anti-Muslim by the Muslim-League, maligned by India's colonial rulers and British loyalists as an "extremist", and misrepresented as a sectarian Hindu revivalist by some historians, Tilak was in fact, one of the leading lights of the Indian freedom movement. Best remembered for his slogan "Swaraj is my birth-right ", he was one of the first to call for complete freedom from British rule, and fought a long and sometimes lonely political struggle against the forces of "moderation"...

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East India Company

The East India Company (also known as the East India Trading Company, English East India Company,[1] and, after the Treaty of Union, the British East India Company)[2] was an early English joint-stock company[3] that was formed initially for pursuing trade with the East Indies, but that ended up trading mainly with the Indian subcontinent and China. The oldest among several similarly formed European East India Companies, the Company was granted an English Royal Charter, under the name Governor and...

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The Economic and Social Impact of Colonial Rule in India

Pakistan since the Moghuls Maddison (1971) British imperialism was more pragmatic than that of other colonial powers. Its motivation was economic, not evangelical. There was none of the dedicated Christian fanaticism which the Portuguese and Spanish demonstrated in Latin America and less enthusiasm for cultural diffusion than the French (or the Americans) showed in their colonies. For this reason they westernized India only to a limited degree. British interests were of several kinds. At first the...

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Movie Analysis: 1942 A Love Story

songs. “Ek Ladki ko dekha toh aisa laga”, sung by Kumar Sanu, from the film “1942, A Love Story” is one such song. “1942, A Love Story”, is a love story between a girl from a Revolutionary family and a boy from a British Loyalist family, set amongst the struggles of Indians against the British. The film involves their familial tussles, which force them to actively take up roles in India’s Freedom Struggle. It also elaborately highlights the concept of forbidden love, with the animosities between the...

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Target Attack type Weapon(s) Death(s) Injured Perpetrator(s) Amritsar, India 31°37′14″N 74°52′49″E April 13, 1919 5:30 pm (UTC+5:30) Hindu, Muslim and Sikh religious and political gathering Shooting, mass murder, massacre Rifles 379-1500 1100-1500 British Indian Army unit under the command of Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer Number of participant(s) 50 The Jallianwala Bagh massacre (Punjabi: ਜਲ੍ਹਿਆਂਵਾਲਾ ਬਾਗ਼ ਹਤਿਆਕਾਂਡ, Hindi: जलियांवाला बाग़ हत्याकांड, Urdu: ‫ﺟﻠﻴﺎﻧﻮﺍﻟﮧ ﺑﺎﻍ‬ ‫ ﻗﺘﻞِ ﻋﺎﻡ‬Jallianwala...

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Who Is the Indian Shakespeare?

conversation, perhaps perceiving that I was at a loss to name the author of “The Windhover,” he asked if I knew the Indian Shakespeare. Considering the extent to which Shakespeare settled in India from colonial performances in the very early days of the Raj to dominating the Parsi stage early in the nineteenth century to becoming the ensign for mandatory English education after 1835, I thought the Indian Shakespeare might as well be Shakespeare. “Kalidasa,” he said. Since I had demonstrated a profound...

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Key Landmarks in the Indian Freedom Struggle

Key Landmarks in the Indian Freedom Struggle "Nadir Shah looted the country only once. But the British loot us every day. Every year wealth to the tune of 4.5 million dollar is being drained out, sucking our very blood. Britain should immediately quit India.'' That's what the Sindh Times wrote on May 20, 1884, a year before the Indian National Congress was born and 58 years before the ''Quit India'' movement of 1942 was launched. Contrary to the view that nationalist sentiments were awoken by the...

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