World history/WHME102/Impact of imperialism/Benefits of British rule

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Read the below excerpt. As you do so, consider the following questions:

  • How does Naoroji believe British rule has benefited India?
  • Are there any detrimental impacts of British rule?
  • What is the 'knife of sugar'?

Dadabhai Naoroji, 'The Benefits of British Rule, 1871'.

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  • British rule advanced human rights in India by ...
  • Politically, the British ...

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