The Impact Of British Imperialism In India

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The British East India company held India in its grasp until the Sepoy Rebellion in 1857 happened. Because of the rebellion England decided to take more control over the colony by having the actual government take root and complete control in 1857. With Britain having taken over India they turned it into a very efficient colony and maximizing its potential, while also putting controlling and racist laws to Indians and restricting them in most ways, by forcing them to farm non food crops, destroying whole industries and unneeded deaths from famines, to a massacre of peaceful protesters. British imperialism had a negative impact on the politics of India because the justice system was biased toward Indians and that the government had more white people than Indian people in the government.…show more content…
It established the framework for India's Justice system…” (Lalvani) While the fourth document would disagree and argue that, “Crimes committed by whites against indians attracted minimal punishment; An englishman who shot dead his indian servant got six months’ jail time… While an indian convicted of attempted rape against an English Woman was sentenced to 20 years.” (Doc, 4) How is having a legal system that obviously favors one race for the other a good framework that will last and continue to work in the future. Lalvani argues, that Indians had equal share in the government by saying, “Wealthy young Indians were packed off to london and return home well trained… and trained in a legal system..” (Lalvani) While document 2 would disagree and disprove him by saying, “Of 960 civil offices

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