In this way research was further carried on Indian history by Western and Indian scholars as well. Others more conscious of British distortions and frustrated by the hyper-critical assessment of some Indian scholars, go to the other extreme of presenting the Indian historical record without any critical analysis whatsoever. Another notable gift of the British to India is universal peace or freedom from external aggression and internal disorder. The discovery of Ramanujam in the field of mathematics, contribution of S. The railways not only ensured the quicker movement of goods, but also ensured the quick movement of British troops from one part of India to another. We all know how well this plan answered.
They became a new and powerful class. That their history underscores pluralism and peaceful coexistence; that the Muslim rulers of India were predominantly just; that they were concerned with similarities in religions and did not capitalise on differences; that our saints, mystics and scholars played the role of opposition and constantly challenged unjust decisions of the rulers; that our scholars from 18th century India, earlier than the French Revolution had started advocating the end of monarchy and a government by consent of the best people in different fields ijtima-e-uqala ; and that we were quick to realise our subjugation and fought wars for independence and later did mature politics to win our freedom. Charles Wilkins translated the Bhagavad Gita into English. They made Indian rulers redundant. These are the fundamental gains for the development of Indian nationalism. Unless the government of India does not offer to support them, this ancient art will die.
And calling it the Churchill famine when it appears to be not a crop failure but the result of hoarding by Bengali merchants is question begging at its worst. The rulers always fight against one another in order to establish their power. If you bothered to read what I said. They wanted to teach them their culture and make them loyal to the British. How do you reconcile that assertion with the simple observed fact that more engineers etc. As machines replaced human labour, goods began to be produced much faster and in larger quantities. Britishers have also preferred western subjects over Indian subjects.
At the same time, Indian authors also need to study the West and other civilizations with dispassionate objectivity - eschewing both craven and uncritical admiration and xenophobic skepticism and distrust of the scientific and cultural achievements made by others. Some times they were not. I really don't know what to say to something like this. If we were to deliver a verdict on Mughals, whether they made India more prosperous or starved it to death, we need to look at their policies regarding agriculture and trade. Higher education was confined primarily to upper castes. The original motive of the East India company was almost certainly a desire for personal monetary profit,… 574 Words 2 Pages The Pakistan On August 1947, the British Empire partitioned the British Indian Empire into two autonomous and sovereign nations, India and Pakistan.
In 1858 Charles Wood Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, the famous Bengali writer became one of the first two graduates of Calcutta University. Besides, it introduced sophistication in food, dress and manners which buried Indianans to a great extent. Thus, the new education system did not wholly benefit the Indians. Economic Sphere : In the economic sphere, the British people were regarded as exploiters from the very beginning. The right was given to the highest bidders but they were often unable to collect the stipulated revenue. So the contribution of the British towards the modernization of the country cannot be ignored. The interiors were to be linked with big ports and the ports were to be connected.
The British took up a logging operation that made most of the forests treeless. All these movements paved the way for the modernisation of India. These were enumerated under the term 'colleges'. Why British Influence was L asting? The Indians were the easiest people on earth to imperialize, and the Brits weren't in any hurry to change that by teaching them to read. Let us see how British rule affected education, transport and communication, and social and cultural life in India. They were not accepted as true equals, and that soon aroused rebellions.
These days a text-message is being circulated on mobile phones which erroneously states that King Edward built a medical college in Lahore while to commemorate the death of his wife Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal. Even the Indians could criticize the activities of the British government. I am sorry I did not realise I should have provided a summary for the tl;dr crowd. Now did Curzon make the link between useless soft subjects and opposition to British rule? Indian hand-made textiles could not compete with the cheap machine-made textiles. As a result of the revolt, education system was also adversely affected.
There had been a great demand for muslin from Bengal and silk from Bengal and Benaras. Hunter's famous book Our Indian Muslims for the details of this movement. Acquisitions made by superiority in war, were consolidated by superiority in the arts of peace; and the remembrance of the original violence was lost in that of the benefits which resulted from it. At about the same time, England had very few schools for the children of ordinary people till about 1800, and many of the older grammar school were in poor shape. The British, however, practised racial discrimination. It took time to spread it all over India.
They speak of great men with the same enthusiasm as we do. To fulfil these needs, the countries with mechanised industries began to establish political control over regions around their trade settlements in other countries. It adversely affected the trade and commerce of the country. With regard to education you presume that the only valid education is that supported by government expenditures, whereas no one expects any government to provide food and shelter for the people living within its jurisdiction. The Third Anglo-Maratha war was the last war between the British and the Peshwas. Prompting Religious and Reformation Movement: Indian response to Western impact was a first noticed in the field of religion.