Today in class we discussed whether or not Britain’s rule over India was good for the country (India). A few points were brought up such as the effect it had on the people’s identity as Indians and the effect it had on their economy. People brought up the idea that Britain helped India by essentially updating with the introduction of new infrastructure and new technology. What I wonder is if we consider India, and only India (not the world around it or any of the things the world around it did), were the Indians really that much better off under the British? Yes, the British made improvements to the conditions of human rights in India but they also messed India up economically. So, in the long run, did Britain really help India that much?