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    contributed heavily to the idea of the caste system; greed began exploration, exchange, and encounters between societies and new land. Along those lines, greed was the catalyst that set off the rule of the British Raj, the fleet from Great Britain sent to colonize India in 1857. The greedy British Raj attempted to colonize India in an organized fashion utilizing India’s luxury, wealth and pleasure. Unfortunately, that plan was far too optimistic. In reality, greed caused the British to face political confusion and revolts from the Indian population,…

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    The British Raj was the colonial and official rule of the British Empire in India between 1858 and 1947. The British rule had started unofficial when the East India Company ruled large parts of India with its private armies, exercising military power and assuming administrative functions. Company rule in India began effectively in 1757 and lasted till 1858 when, following the Indian Rebellion (1857), the Government of India Act 1858 led to the British Crown assuming direct control of India in…

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    is often referred to as the Raj, where roughly about 20,000 or so British officials and troopers ruled over 300 million Indian people. The British almost had complete cooperation from the local Indian princes and Indian troops, making it extremely easy to control the country. Their control over India was solidified even more by the fact that India was not a unified country. The British made treaties with the independent states in India, which created a deeper divide in the country and ensured…

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    British rule in India started after 1858, when British crown finally took hold of India from East India Company. British were interested in India because of several reasons but one of the major reasons was dominant trading position in the world, they craved for their monopoly; to attain first position world’s trade market. Apart from this their diplomats and officials could find a respectable jobs and enjoy a king-size life in India were among the few other reasons Britishers invaded and used…

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    Rahmani, Munir Ishrat . "South Asia under British Rule" SA Global Affairs Vol. cover stories. (May 2011) 03Sep2015 < http://www.saglobalaffairs.com/back-issues/889-south-asia-under-british-rule.html>. Ushistory.org. "South Asia: India and Beyond" Ancient Civilizations Online Textbook 03Sep2015 <…

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    The Indian government had no influence in parliament and their say in decision making and policies were very minimal. As a result of their dissatisfaction in the governing of India, the Indian National Congress was formed from an educated middle-class group, in 1885. In 1909, the Morley-Minto reforms were introduced whereby it allowed each province to have its own governor and permitted citizens to attend councils. Following this, 1919 saw to the heightening of nationalism. This was ensued from…

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    An Analysis of the Historical Development of Successful Democratic Institutions in India The problem of “third world status” has been a major barrier to the development of India as a democratic government throughout the 20th century. British colonialism provided the foundation for a parliamentary system in India, which soon become a means in which Indian nationalism arose and overthrew the occupiers through democratization and popular support. However, over the course of Indian independence in…

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    He also displays a particular interest in the superficial, materialistic life that he believes to be delusionary. His perception of human relationships was different from that of mutual benefits. From a post colonial perspective, after nearly six decades, independent India reveals how meticulous Forster was in depicting the psychological barrier that existed between the British and the Indians during the days of British Raj. To Jan Mohamed, A Passage to India attempts “to overcome the…

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    The Story of Kashmir “The consequences of that partition have been so terrible that one is inclined to think that anything else would have been preferable.” Nehru the Prime Minister of India at the time of partition spoke about the tragedy that occurred because of the partition, including the faith of Kashmir. The partition of India and Pakistan occurred in 1947 when the British disengaged their hold over India, but India would also lose part of its land to a new country called Pakistan.…

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    Chapter : 5 Assassination of Indira Gandhi and Riots against Sikhs Indira Gandhi ordered Indian Army to storm Golden Temple to flush out Jarnail Singh Bhinderanwale and his followers from the temple. Although Operation Blue Star was successful in getting rid of Bhinderanwale but it initiated resentment among the Sikhs against Indira Gandhi. The Times of India published excerpts of an Interview which Mrs. Gandhi gave to BBC reporter on 20th June 1984 with a headline ‘Action against terrorists,…

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