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What are the effects of British rule in India?


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2014-11-28 19:15:24
2014-11-28 19:15:24

The effect of British rule was modernization at the expense of resources. India, a land of 570 princes and snake charmers modernized as a result of colonization. The country was united as a result of the British.

They modernized India by setting up Railways, Postal System, Telegraph, Civil Service, Army, Navy, canals, dams, parliament, democracy, police and government departments. India owes the British to research into their history which was lost after Year 1000. James Prinsep and WIlliam Jones discovered Ashoka and established a timeline into Indian history and set up Asiatic Society. Curzon restored all that was beautiful in india including grand renovation of Taj Mahal and preserved all historic buildings with his supreme administration. The cities of Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras and Bangalore was established by the British. They abolished Slavery, Sati, Thuggee and burning of lepers alive. They conducted trigonometrical survey, geological survey, survey (maps), zoological survey and botanical survey. The first national park is a result of Jim Corbett's efforts.

Another User: The effect of British rule in India was fall in economic conditions of Indian people, generating commercial problems, economic problems, lack in the growth of India and its development. Their rule resulted into poor conditions of the agriculture and farmers, exploiting Indian market for their own benefit and killing the domestic home made industries.


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