India was under the rule of Britain for many years but India is now free from Britain’s rule although the effects that Britain has left on India are truly visible. If you are wondering about how Britain helped India become the country it is today, then let me reveal some of the interesting facts that how Britain helped India’s growth.
First and foremost is the rise of nationalism.
Earlier there was no unity in Indians before the invasion of Britain but after their nature of policies and ways of ruling India has led spark between Indians. The growth of nationalism arose when Indians started to understand the motives of the British.
Secondly, new tradition of the economy.
Earlier a city was totally divided from villages. But after British invasions, Britain started new economic policies of transporting agriculture to cities from villages and transporting necessary materials to villages from the city. By which the line between the villages and the city came to an end emerging nationalist sentiments.
Thirdly, unity sparked between labourers.
After the invasion they set up industries in India in various places and provided jobs to labourers from the whole country and from different regions. Thus different people of different regions stayed together, worked together developing unity among them.
Fourthly, and most importantly – enhanced communications.
Earlier in India the mode of communication was on the slower side. Only the carts pulled by bulls and horses etc. were used. But Britain introduced modern transport vehicles which helped in better communication and also reducing the time factor.
Fifth is racial discrimination.
Britain rule practiced racial superiority as well as religious discriminations. This may be difficult to imagine now but Indians were treated as slaves and subhuman. Places like parks, schools, and play grounds were separated for them and the Indians were not allowed to be in areas where they were prohibited in.
This provoked consciousness about humiliations and stimulated nationalism between them and the result of which people of different religions united.
There are many effects of Britain’s rule but some also resulted in India’s goodwill like the architecture, transportation, industries, railway networks, roads which were established by them. Most importantly the electricity which we are aware of was a part of Britain’s infrastructure only. They also brought important drugs and medicines when people were dying. They provided jobs, women education, techniques of proper irrigations and much more.
All in all the effects that Britain had on India when they ruled this newly developing country was a positive one. If It weren’t for British Colonisation India would not have been as educated and successful as it is now.