IMPACT OF BRITISH RULE Blame or Praise ?
Golden Age (1858-1900) • Indian Mutiny • imperialism since 1870 • post-Mutiny policies • - Indian nationalism
Political aspects : 4 merits 1. Realization of political unity 2. Peace 3. Rule of law 4. Provision of civil liberty
Pol. Aspects : 3 shortcomings 1. Impersonal nature of Br. Bureaucracy 2. Failure to develop local self-govt. 3. Reluctance to associate Indians with the administration
Material Transformation Why in need ?
Achievement 1. Better communication 2. Famine relief
Achievement • 3. Economic revolution 4. Social revolution
Think about ? Could the village have been transformed with less human dislocation and suffering ?
Think again ! • Indian historians’ belief • British writers’ views
Think !! Would India have been better off without foreign control ?
Think too ! Would India have been able to create a modern structure of business ?
Before the Br. raj After the Br. raj To the British To the Indians A Controversial Issue !