The British in India post

The British colonialism of India was an ambitious venture consisting of liberalism and the attempt to government with not mainly force but with manipulation of religion and impartial understandings of local customs. This was a poor attempt towards a humane approach of colonialism that had reverberated negative effects that still shape India’s policital and social engagements. As read in “Colonialism and Its Forms of Knowledge”, Britian was extensive and cherished the collections of “facts” and “data” to later be interpreted by preconcieved british officals into useful forms such as to “effectively” use on the colonization of India.  A census was perfomed in which mass amounts of information such as caste systems, names, age, religion and much more was collected which introduced the creation of social categories. The British assumed that this reflected the basic socialogical facts of India to which could be used to better rule. This lead to a historical drift from secularism in which a already socialy diverse and religously divided continent became ever more divided into a hierarchy of religions constructed to benefit the british rule. However, as mentioned in “India at 70, and Passing of Another Illusion” demonstrates that even with the removal of british rule, India still practices the injustice seen in modern civilizations as a persons quality of life is dependent on their social and religous uprising which predeterminately places them on the higher or lower ends of the religous and political hierarchies.

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