How did the British colonize India?

World Tournament called Colonization- If I may extend the analogy of Cricket World Cup Tournament to Imperialism/Colonization that began in 1490s, then the key teams were Spain and Portugal, who were later joined by French and Dutch, competing for domination in Americas, Africa, Asia, Pacific regions. British arrived late into the game. Late by

What is the biggest misconception Indians have about the British Raj?

There are three misconceptions about British rule and all of them are equally big.They created the idea of India and united us into a nation. They actually followed the divide-and-rule policy which culminated in the formation of PakistanThey developed the country. On the contrary, they impoverished us and destroyed our economy. Before the British came, we were the world'

Do most Indians want to bring back the British rule?

If you are a foreigner and you ask this out of curiosity then i would suggest you to take a look at the Indian Independence Movement from 1857 to 1947 and some points that i am going to mention below.If the OP is an Indian then this is outright unfair & disrespectful to all those brave men/women

Does any Indian wish that the British continued to rule India after 1947 or that the country had become an oligarchy instead, given that since independence, a democratic India gradually became an unethical chauvinistic society ?

I do wish that the British had remained and continued to rule India. My late maternal grandfather was a supporter of the British Raj as well, and he was opposed to Indian socialist rule.Indian rule destroyed India. The country has turned into a sewer. It's a filthy, poverty-stricken, corrupt, backward, chaotic tyranny.

How did Indians who supported British colonization react to the Independence of India, and are there any Indians who want colonization to come back?

Great great question.Those Indians who supported British Colonization were the rich upper class families. Now some of those rich upper class families also saw benefit of Independence by seeing themselves as the politicians to lead the country and take the benefit for their

How did the Indian people resist British rule?

It wasn't like one fine day after the beautiful sunrise every Indian started to resist British rule. It happened in a gradual way.Initially there was no resistance when they were just traders. It was through a very long process that trading turned to ruling.When actual ruling

What is the biggest misconception Indians have about the British Raj?

There are three misconceptions about British rule and all of them are equally big.They created the idea of India and united us into a nation. They actually followed the divide-and-rule policy which culminated in the formation of PakistanThey developed the country. On the contrary, they impoverished us and destroyed our economy. Before the

What were the things that Indians were supposed to do under British rule?

Everything except revolt.If I talk about the jobs that you could have got under British Raj, then you would find a lot of similarities to the job that you can get today. But DISCRIMINATION was the main issue back then.If a British

Why didn't the British Raj help South India and North East India to also become independent countries in their own right because of their unique ethnic & cultural differences from the rest of India?

The need for division came due to religous differences and similar arrangements were being made elsewhere (Israel-Palestine) in the British Kingdom. The language war in India came a few years later, although it existed as a discussion topic throughout the 1940s.After Independence, South Indian Princely

Why were Indians upset with British rule?

The answer is in the history book of class 10 we study in India.The Doctrine of Lapse (The Doctrine meant that when a ruler of a dependent state died without a natural heir, the State passed back to the English). This ofcourse

Did the British colonization of India unite the country?

territorially, yes it did, as pretty much the entire subcontinent became part of the Raj, where before there had been divisions.Ideologically however, it did not. There were people who resisted and protested British rule, but there were also those Indians who relied