The paper looks to break down the British Rule in India, the separation, the brutality, and the various reforms carried out by them. The debate regarding whether India did truly profit by the Colonizer, or whether the British utilized the nation for its own particular selfish needs is to be answered. The paper tries to look into all actualities, consider every one of the perspectives, and reach a conclusion to the same. Despite every one of the focuses for the same, India did not profit by the Colonization in view of the uncontrolled misuse by the Britons of the Indians, going to extraordinary degree to satisfy their narrow minded needs, constraining heartless abuse, performing racial segregation, and the enormous measure of viciousness led against the Indian citizens.
In perspective of the above claim, following are a portion of the focuses that demonstrate that India was only misused all through the 200 years of its Colonized rule-
· Divide and Rule Policy: The Divide and Rule policy was first implemented when the administration decided to rule and govern all the significant British provision states and Indian Princely states. The policy initially appeared during the rule of Lord Curzon Viceroy, who partitioned the Bengal territory into three sections i.e. Eastern Bengal and Assam as the Muslim majority states and the Hindu majority state of West Bengal, which was a colossal blow to the nation because it drove and made noteworthy outrage among the countrymen. Not just this, the greatest divide and rule strategy showed up at the time of independence when the nation was partitioned into two parts- one being India and the other being Pakistan, without a clear-cut division of National Borders, the gravity of which can still be seen amid the conflict between India and Pakistan.
· Implementation of Tax structure: The legislature forced illiberal duty structure and used to gather high charges and furthermore more prominent profit for benefits. In any case, the burden of this highly taxed regime fell on the shoulders of small peasants, farmers, and small traders.
· Loss of lives: Under the administration of British government, the nation endured the loss of many lives, for example, in Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, the defiance of 1857, and so forth. Amid the World War, the British government used to enroll numerous Indian subjects to join the troops regardless of whether they were interested, which further brought about misfortune and loss of lives. The legislature could not have cared less about the general population; they were busy thinking about their reputation and prestige, and making marks in world history.
· Exploitation of resources: The administration properly misused the resources and assets of the nation and traded them in other countries with a specific end goal to acquire revenue and capture the trade market.
In this paper, we would study the rise of the East India Company in India, the British Rule, and seizing of Power in India. We would then begin to take a look at different issues and why the different viewpoints expressed for the British are phony and shallow, and underneath lies only egotistical reasons in promulgation to their motivation.