Materialism, Mutiny and Modernization in British India

  title={Materialism, Mutiny and Modernization in British India},
  author={I. Klein},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={545 - 580}
  • I. Klein
  • Published 2000
  • Political Science
  • Modern Asian Studies
British rule in India probably was in the reformist van of colonial regimes, but by Independence relatively few among the Indian populace had benefited notably from Western ‘modernization’. Although praised lavishly by a past generation of English historians for equipping India for ‘rapid progress’ under ‘the rule of law’, British policies hardly represented exemplary social engineering or ‘transformed’ the prosperity, health, well being, education or career opportunities of most Indians. Early… Expand
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