1. Weakness of the Mughal empire led to power vacuum.2. British East India Company, a trading company founded during the age of exploration, began to rule the area using “sepoys” - Indian soldiers led by British commander3. India had a lot of raw materials and markets for goods.
How did Imperialism begin in India?
The British wanted more POWER!
Benefits: 1. Brought order and stability to divide states.2. Led to honest, efficient gov.3. Infrastructure4.Education5.More services and transportation
Imperialism Impact on the people in India
The background is a government with a British flag to show the British took over.
Coffin shows that many Indians died because of the brutality of the British
Negatives:1.Education only to richer Indians2. British got all the benefits 3.British manufactured goods4. Unfair tax collectors5. Degrading
British was weakened by WWII and India was divided into two
We must practice passive resistance. Followers of me (Gandhi) must refuse to obey British laws, serve in the military and pay taxes.
We need to spin our own clothes, eliminate imported British materials and have many protests !