Wednesday, August 20, 2008

BRISTISH IMPACT ON INDIA......

India is known as sone ki chidia (a golden bird), before the Britishers came to India. It has a belief that they had looted a vast amount of gold and precious thing from our country. Is it right to blame Britishers for it?
But before the Britishers came, Indians were living in a dark age, there were no progress of any kind, Indians were very pessimistic. We have a ability but we did not know how to systematized our knowledge, it is a Britishers who came to realized us our capability and guided it in a right direction. We did not even know our past, it was a work of some noted personalities of british time, like sir William jose who translated kalidasa’s shakuntala into English for helping us to know our mutual past. Max muller who came to India to learn Sanskrit and translated all the four Vedas into English which we are reading it in a great ease.
The most important factor of British imperialism was unification of India. Undoubtedly, it was British imperialism which brought people to think as one nation.. before the coming of the English to India, the people of south were usually separated from rest of country. The whole of India came to be governed from one central government. They gave us common law, common taxes to whole of India and the most important thing common government which helped us to think in unity. Because of the British rule, we brought in contact with European countries and the 19th century in Europe was the century of nationalism and liberalism, so Indians get very much touched by them.
Indians views were very narrow and conservative because they knew only their native language. As a result of English education, it broke the intellectual isolation among Indians. So the Indians were able to read and understand the views of foreign writers. It enhanced the spirit of research and discoveries in India.
The thought of preserving monument actually initiated by Britishers, the first preservation of monument act was passed by Lord Curzon. British introduced Archaelogical survey of India, for the preservation of cultural heritage sites. Our ancient civilization, Indus valley civilization, Mohan-jodaro and Harappa culture were explored by British. The deciphered of the script of Ashoka epic were known in the British raj only. There were many things which were explored by Britishers, because of them today we are able to know our history. Indians are still not able to take care of our cultural monument and sites, peoples are writing their names and their beloved names on it and make it worst day by day.
The one of the most important thing given by the Britisher were Democratic form of government, the present constitution of India provides for the democratic form of government for the country. The beginnings were made by the British in the year 1853 and the process was continued in 1861, 1892, 1909, 1919 and 1935. By stages, British government transferred to Indians larger share in administration of the country. The result was that, the leaders of India were able to take over the responsibility of running the administration of the country in 1947.
We should respect the work done by the people like Lord ripon who set up local self government and district board for the purpose of giving political and popular education to the people of India.
The Bristishers ruled about 200 years and gave the progress of 400 yrs to Indians. No matters, how much money and gold they have looted from our country but they gave us a lot of things, which instead of having a gold we were not able to do. So we should not condemned the British for all this, because they have given us a big legacy which we are enjoying today.

HAPPY READING,
From,
Mohammed Farhan khan

6 comments:

Anees said...

Hmmm...I and every one knows that the topic on which you have written is a very debatable topic and one can point out many positive aspects as well as negative aspects.So, I would not like to discuss them.But I would like to say rather than ask that if British Rule had only positve and no negative effects/impacts, then why our leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Bhaghat Singh, Maulana Azad etc and as well as the people of that time asked Britishers to leave our country rather than continuing their rule??

nilesh said...

FROM ONE point of view it is too late to write of the British impact
on India, for we are still too near to the transfer of power to get the
perspective right, or to achieve objectivity, however hard we strive.

however i am completely agree with what anees has said

MOHAMMED FARHAN KHAN said...

Anees bhai ...i m totally agree with u ....actually yaar ...i hav written some positive effect of britishers....inshallah i will giv ur answer in my next article. i hope it will right.

Nilesh bhai ...y it is so late to discuss yaar .....i m just telling about the fact.....nothing more than that.....

PANKAJ said...

well farhaan i wud love to clap wit honour for you for writting such a beautiful article on historical effects.this was the best of all articles u have wrote till today..its wonderfull yaar really superb one.



now as far as my point of views are concerned..i remmember somewhat that britishers ruled us 100 years not 200 years;whatever???
but yeah i agree wit you farhaan..that we cant forgive their efforts. but what you mentioned is fine rather u have not focused on one thing. which is ;whatever britishers made here was for their own facilitations..they were not in favour of doing any welfare for our people..they took our wealth and on other behalf whatsoever they did that was all to bring easeness to them only..and one more thing we shud not forget that every action has opposite reaaction..thus similarly..they came they almost looted india..then our people woke and fought against their illegalized conquerization. every action results in either one of the two aspects;i.e either it wud be in profitancy or it cud be loss also.so are the facts of happenings.if they wud have not conquered us then some other might have conqured us like china..who was also in queue to invade indian rulers and many parts from northern region..it is east india company who brought maximum attention of britishers towards our backward country..or it might have had happened that those educated among our people wud themselves have had started the business to loot nation. anything cud have happened at that time ..it wud be good to say what so ever happened was okay..if they looted us..why to regret? instead; they also woke us from sleep and showed us the path to lead..and develop....baki yar farhaan i have somewhat forgotten history i need to brsh up once agin my memories..but i really admire ur this blog for such a beautiful composition..

MOHAMMED FARHAN KHAN said...

I M ALREADY MENTION IT AS MY PRIOR COMMENT ...THAT THIS ARTICLE IS JUST SHOWING THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF BRITISHER.......I WILL MAKE IT CLEAR IN MY NEXT ARTICLE OHK DEAR ....
AND BRITISHER'S RULED 200 YEARS ...NOT 100 YEARS PANKAJ ....CHECK THE HISTORY ...

WELL NICE COMMENTS FOR U GUYS ....

PRIYANKA said...

hello farhan.....i agree with ur view........as everything has its two aspect .one is +ve n anather is -ve.....yes, sometimes english were wrong like for freedom .or treating with Indians but as we see positive side the gave us lot of things.and bcoz of them indians sochne ko majbur hue.....n only bcoz of them we came to know that yes we indians can do sthg......so kahin n kahin its the Britishers who played an important role for the developemet.