Essay on The British Indian Of Indian Subcontinent And Its People

1535 Words Oct 18th, 2016 7 Pages
“Colonialism deprives you of your self-esteem and to get it back you have to fight to redress the balance,” says politician, philanthropist and cricketing legend Imran Khan. The British approached India at the commencement of the seventeenth century. With time, The British East India Company accumulated power and began to administrate the country. Nonetheless Indians detested its policies and together they revolted against the company. This led to the downfall of the company and the administration of India went directly under the Queen. The British annexed many princely states and formed laws and policies of their own; soon the entire Indian sub continent came under British rule. Their oppressive rule resulted in the Indians forming large groups and revolting against the British Raj. Finally after 200 years of tyrannical British rule, India gained independence on 15th August 1947. Many innocent lives were sacrificed to attain this freedom. In general, the British Raj is remembered as a time of great atrocities and cruelty, where the British exploited the Indian Subcontinent and its people. Mumbai was previously called Bombay until 1995 because of European colonization, and then in 1995 in attempts of anti-colonialism the Indian government decided to change the name to Mumbai. The push to rename Bombay was part of a larger movement to strengthen Marathi identity in the Maharashtra region of India. Out of the twenty-one million people that reside in Mumbai, a staggering 62%…

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