Unit-1 The Consequences Of Colonialism

Understand how India came to become what it was at the time of Independence and grasp political, social and economic processes.

What was new to the 16-18th century colonisation?

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Written on Apr 15, 2019 6:34:55 PM

What we witnessed from the 16th century onwards was the forced incorporation by one small part of the world of the rest of the globe. A few countries like Spain, Portugal, Holland, Britain and France established political domination over the rest of the world. Unlike earlier when the balance kept shifting between different powers, colonialism established an enduring pattern of rule and domination of a few countries over the entire world.