Essay on Indian Independence

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April 22, 2010

Indian Independence

India, in the 18th century was ruled by the British for two centuries. The Indians wanted freedom from the British. British looted and caused fights in India and treated them with no respect. The Indian Independence was caused by British Imperialism. The British wanted to take over India, but India wanted freedom as well since it’s their country not the British. Although politics and nationalism were important causes of the Indian Independence Movement, the most important cause was Imperialism because of the British East India Company, economy, and religion.

The British East India Company was a cause of imperialism. The British looted Indians and treated them with less value, while
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Another way the British forced their culture upon the Indians was through Christianity, the British gave them English education and the language there spoken should be English as well. “They tried to convert them to Christianity like any other explorer had” (Read 91). They converted Hindu temples into Christian churches. There were even stories of Parties being held in Islamic mosques. This had to be one of the most difficult things to face as a native. It made it even harder to practice their religion, and it was just another British motive. Therefore clearly, the religion was a root to imperialism in the Indian Independence Movement. These facts and analysis demonstrate how religious inequality was the important cause of the Indian Independence Movement.

Clearly, the influence of imperialism was the most important cause of the Indian Independence. First the East India Company which kind of relates with economy because the EIC took control parts of India for spices, second was the economy which troubled the Indians because they couldn’t do anything on their own the British controlled of what they sold and bought, lastly religion because the British wanted the Indians and Muslims to speak English and convert them to Christianity. This all relates to imperialism because British tried taking over in those ways through economy and religion. The British in India also relates to China in

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