Imperialism in India Alisa Crooks

The cultural and ideological, also known as social, had the most impact on India's imperialism. Since India is known for being very populated, they have social class systems. You may know the "Caste System". The Caste System separates people based off of their jobs and families. If you were born into an "untouchables" family, you were made to be what they called an untouchable. The British believed that caste was the key to understanding the people of India. Caste was seen as the core of Indian society, the system where it was possible to classify all of the multiple groups of various people according to their ability, as reflected by caste, to be of service to the British.

The Caste System

Politically, the British took over India in the mid 1800's. India didn't gain control of the land until 1950. In most people's words, they would say the British controlled India well. Once the British took over India's government, most Indian's lives started to change in a negative way.

Britain gaining control over India

Economically, the British made India more industrialized. By doing this, it boosted the economy and changed India for the better. The British made new railroads, railways, buildings and they also made advancements in their weapons and machinery. Though the British did advance weapons, the Indians were not agreeing with their ways as they used animal fat for these weapons. Using some of this animal fat, was against their religion.

"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." - Mahatma Gandhi

Citations

http://www.britishempire.co.uk/article/castesystem.htm

http://www.azquotes.com/quotes/topics/british-rule-in-india.html

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