Europeans have always wanted to trade with India due to its many useful resources. For example, its spices, jewels, and herbs which were sought after by numerous Europeans. The British were the most successful at gaining a foothold in the country among the Europeans. They even managed to colonize major aspects of India’s society and impact it for the better. Britain’s influence in India makes it a major part of their history.
Britain’s relationship with India started in the seventeenth century as trade. But, Britain wanted to expand their empire, and due to India’s useful resources, it would be the perfect addition to their growing empire. The East India Company allowed Britain to gradually acquire more power over India. Indian soldiers, Sepoys, that worked for The British were in the lower ranks of the military but did most of the hard work. These soldiers were given fewer privileges than British Soldiers in India who didn’t work nearly as hard as them. This lead to a rebellion against Britain, which they ended up losing and allowed Britain to gain total control of India.
Cultural and Historical Impact on Identity
The British introduced many aspects of Western culture to India, which improved their way of life greatly. Before The British influence in India, women …show more content…
The educational system in India is now more advanced due to the British impact and the empowerment of women and their rights. Before Britain’s Rule, India’s education system consisted of the students spiritual bond to nature instead of the modern and science. As stated previously, Indian women used to participate in many religious ceremonies that would harm them physically and emotionally. Britain’s rule allowed women to gain their rights and children to be properly educated for the modern world. In conclusion, without Britain’s help, India wouldn’t have been as updated on modern world advancements as they