British Rule in India and the Response of Indian Society

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India is a country that is rich in culture and spiritual beliefs. This all changed when the British landed a company that not only changed the societal business but also the government rule as well as their cultural aspects. This company was named the East India Company. With its gradual expansion, the company managed to build English communities in Calcutta, Bombay, and Madras; the three presidency states of India. Although the East India Company's intentions where to pursue and expand trade with the East Indies, they manage to gain control of India by utilizing military power. The appointed governor-general of this company was Warren Hasting who established the base of British India as a controlled government system. Many Indian's were …show more content…
Making salt and eliminating salt tax was the way that Gandhi was heading. Even though he continued on the journey, he was incarcerated as well as 60,000 more people because of this disobedient movement. As India became more and more closer to the independence that they sought, and British was declining slowly into the background, the Muslim's and Hindu's were in question on how the nation state was going to be divided. The Partition of Bengal was developed in 1905 by a Viceroy named Lord Curzon. It was encourage for administrative motives. Due to its enormous population, it was hard to manage. The government thought it would been a good idea to divide Bengal into two because they know that they can never mix Hindu's and Muslim's together. Muslim's highly favored this partition due to having a dominated control over the area, while Hindus opposed it because they did not want Muslim's to have much of a control over them. The Hindus protest against this partition led to Muslims forming a Muslim organization called the All Muslim League. Muslims wanted to secure their place in eastern Bengal. Muhammed Ali Jinnah was the leader whom tried to unite the Muslims and Hindus to gain the independence of India. But he failed to unite the two nations and in a conference in Lahore in 1940, he stated: "Hindus and the Muslims belong to two different religions, philosophies, social customs and literature.....To yoke
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