Impact Of The Rule Of The British Empire On The Development Of India 's Development

1103 Words Nov 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
Introduction: This essay will cover the impact that the rule of the British Empire had on the development of India’s development as a nation. Ruling of the British lasted nearly 90 years from 1858 to 1947, when the English East India Company had established supremacy in Bengal in 1857. The transition from a relationship of trade to direct rule can be explained by the needs of trade. The British began to criticize the prices of textiles, which was the most important item in this trade, and accepted local political circumstances that enabled the British to command land revenues of Bengal as payment. These local circumstances included the support of elites who were disaffected by local rulers. After their monopoly in trade ended in the early 19th century, the British were committed to building an empire, and by 1857, the boundaries of colonial India which were the basis on which nations were carved out in 1947 had been defined with a uniform distribution system (Chakraborty,2014). The rule of the British imperial benefited and hindered the growth of India economically, socially, and culturally. Foreseen, by looking at the involvement from the British empire to India right to where India gained its independence from Britain on the 15th of August 1947 (Bunds, 2014). The purpose of this essay is to examine the long-lasting effects of the British Empire on the Indian nation. India, much like all colonies, was greatly affected by the age of imperialism which are still present to…

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