This is a sensitive theme and topic to focus on in this discussion. India as a British colony has suffered centuries of over-exploitation by its colonial masters and since gaining independence it has tried desperately but unsuccessfully to come to terms with the impact of this exotic presence of foreigners in their beloved country which was possibly diametrically opposed to their culture and temperament. However it should be noted that this western culture has aggressively spread over the world and as much as the Indians opposed it, they finally had to embrace it as it is an inevitable consequence. For an effective decolonization to take place, we must keenly look at the consequences of colonization, what traces have been left on the
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They spread from the Far East to Africa with the aim of controlling trade routes to earn revenue and with India’s famous and successful practice of selling spices, Britain finally set her eyes on her and as fate would have it, she fell to this superior master. With centuries of British rule in India, you would expect the gains achieved by this nation to be tremendous. However, the reverse is true as Indians suffered and experienced agony in the hands of British occupation. Their dignity was washed away as the British tried to impart the western culture on this seemingly unlearned and very primitive minority. This nation was for long periods regarded as the jewel in the empire’s crown due to its vast wealth and economic importance that it brought its master. Thus for all its wealth that it had to offer, the British had to take maximum advantage and ensure that they exploit this nation to the fullest. A once prosperous and enviable nation under the rule of its traditional leaders, India turned into a very poor nation as all its wealth was shipped away to benefit its colonial masters.
But how were the English going to achieve this without being driven away by the locals? The best practice they adopted was by use brutal force and authority to stem down any uprising that was intended in undermining their activities. They also introduced western culture and education trying to prove that theirs was more superior. This was