British Raj did more harm than good in Indian subcontinent: UK SC

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    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    British Raj did more harm than good in Indian subcontinent: UK Supreme Court debate

    LONDON: The British Raj did more harm than good in the Indian subcontinent, this was the conclusion of a historic debate that put the mighty empire on a mock trial at the Supreme Court here.

    The Indo-British Heritage Trust organised the debate as the inaugural event to mark the 400th anniversary of formal relations between India and Britain back in 1614.

    The motion before the house was, "The Indian sub-continent benefited more than it lost from the experience of British Coloni ..

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    British Raj did more harm than good in Indian subcontinent: UK Supreme Court debate - The Economic Times
     
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    "The team against the motion, eloquently led by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and including fellow authors William Dalrymple and Nick Robins, clinched a decisive victory.

    "No wonder the sun never set on the British Empire, even God couldn't trust the English in the dark," said Tharoor as part of his arguments which focused on the economic ruin of India at the hands of the East India Company
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    Good one and well said Mr.Tharoor :namaste:
     
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    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    Indians suffered under barbaric invaders right from Central Asia to Europe because not upgrading the military tactics and weapons. They also confined themselves with out much of contact from the outer world.

    Indian used to call outsiders as Melecchas who come from inferior civilizations and never tried to understand the outer world.

    Central Asians invaded with Bow, Arrow and Cannons. British did the same with Muskets and Cannons.

    Never Again !!
     
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    jus Senior Member Senior Member

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    NO

    That is white/Brit guilty feeling that they accept they done SLAVE TRADE, they committed some Genocides (Bengal famine,Jailianwalabagh) etc but India has a whole benefited from Brit.One of the Best thing is creation Pork**tan :lol:.Present India political structure/India Borders/Science&Tech/our Communication language (Eng) is entirely British

    p.s Is any Muslim will accept they destroyed 100 temples and build masjid's on it/Slave trade of Hindus/Massacre/conversion/Jiziya on Hindus
     
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    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    Maratha power is on the rise and they will soon over run Mughals at that time, In the north west Sikhs are on the rise. It would have been a Hindu empire and Sikhs dominating North West of India.

    Mughal Empire is weak when British entered India.
     
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    That is the problem with u.If Brits are not united India (for their trade) India will disintegrate into more than 30 Independent Nations like
    maratha/Sikh/Tamil/Deccan/Mysore ........... So total anarchy we kill each other this is fact.
     
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    It never will, There is always a central empire under which the small states rallied. Mughal Empire is one similarly other major empires like Nandas, Mauryas etc....etc...

    It is a natural phenomena with the improvement of technology the geographical boundaries are no longer barriers, so who knows if Marathas got themselves cannons and muskets from Portugeese they would have over run the small kingdoms and their forts like British.
     
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    If british wouldn't have come to the sub-continent, India as a concept wouldn't have existed.

    We would have defenceforummughal.com,defenceforumraigadh.com,defenceforumsindh.com,defenceforumchettinad.com,defenforumnizam.com,defenceforummaratha.com etc...
    Those would have been too much to keep track of :shocked:

    And we would have been fighting north Vs south, central vs east. That would have been terrible.
     
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    I don't know what books u read but in practical LTTE have 3000 Gorillas.......... 30yrs Civil war,u can't imagine how both parties suffered,they killed each other mercilessly.This is what a small example of how we kill each other .At Initial stage Indian govt supported them later abandon and join with US(west)+Chi+PAK+Ind to Crush 3000 gorillas in 30yrs.This is reality if Brit abandon just like they arrived India will be min 30 to Max 200 countries :namaste:
     
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    I do not believe in British propaganda ..... If Mughal Empire existed then the empire which succeds mughals also will be a huge one. Some turmoil do exist in between rise and fall of major empire but India will be under a big empire.


    British turds tried to picture themselves as saviors and tried to portray them selves as some one who did good to India.
     
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    Hey smarty don't pick what do u think u have points
    what about my rest ...p.s Is any Muslim will accept they destroyed 100 temples and build masjid's on it/Slave trade of Hindus/Massacre/conversion/Jiziya on Hindus

    I didn't say Brit are ANGELS , i simply said they are 100 times less EVIL THAN ISLAMIC RULERS :rofl:
     
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    British Raj did more harm than good in Indian subcontinent.

    Now the Indian subcontinentals (especially Pakistanis) are doing more harm to Great Britain than good.

    Quid pro quo.
     
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    Ok Cutie :p !!

    Britishers exploited the country and drained all the resources, as a result India suffered as a poor country for centuries.

    Muslims acted like barbarians and used religion to massacre lakhs.

    British killed lakhs through famines, making India poor.
     
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    And now the Indians are doing more harm than good to India!

    But such people have a handle for even that - Italians have raided India singlehanded and have come to stay and doing more harm to India than good!
     
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    Dynastic politics needs to be stopped, even at state level the political parties are in the hands of the so called political families.

    The system needs a change.
     
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    More harm than benefited?
    there was nothing in India which was done with the intentions for benefit of Indian people, every thing right from the Rashtrapati bhavan to the railways ..was to benefit the Britishers.
     
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    Yes Brits harmed India,made us poor, they used India for the good of self .
    However I strongly agree that if they had not invaded India, we would not be a single united nation.
    It was the resistance against the british raj that united entire India.
    And once, we were united, everyone realised we have much more power together than being isolated from eachother.
     
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    Yes, we have to change this system of fathers electing their sons/daughters into office . Only if the fathers stop electing their wards into office will this dynasty politics change
     
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    and so flows the Ganges.

    No change.
     
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    Before 1945(WW2) there is no Nation state,just who has power they Ruled land

    We are simply Lucky that Japs/Nazi are not entered in India,u can't forgot their atrocities for generations (ask any country men who's country occupied by jap/nazi army :lol:)

    more than 60 countries developed after their independence (1945),this poverty credit all goes to psudo social/sickular POLICIES of HAIL NEHRU :lol:
     

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