- ABC News The colonial period of India lasted from the 16th century to 1947 and it was a period of great change. During this period, Britain had control over India and the country saw a large influx of British people, laws and culture. The British Raj, which was the name given to the British rule in India, had a major impact on the country and its people. The British Raj brought with it many changes, both positive and negative, to India. On the positive side, the British brought new technology, new forms of transportation and communication, and improved infrastructure. They also introduced new forms of education, economic reforms, and legal systems. On the negative side, the British imposed their own laws and culture on the Indian people, which caused social and political unrest. In addition, many of the British policies were exploitative and oppressive, leading to poverty and inequality. The legacy of the British Raj still affects India today, and the country is still struggling to overcome its colonial past.
In September 2012 in Stockton, California, the gurdwara, a house of worship for people of the Sikh faith, commemorated its one-hundred-year anniversary with the opening of the Sikh History Museum, Library, and Heritage Center. On display in the museum was the hand-cranked printing press that the Gha
Colonial Latin America through Objects examines the material cultures of colonialism in Latin America from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. It is a new version of a course first created and taught with tremendous success by my distinguished colleague Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra. It was also one of the first courses I taught after joining UT. My […]
Sony Corañez Bolton’s Crip Colony is a theoretically sophisticated contribution to the current surge in Filipinx American studies scholarship that uses an intersectional disability studies framework to apprehend the transition from Spanish to U.S. colonialism in the Philippines from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Attending to Spanish as well as English-language literary,
Traditionally, we think about European power being built with ships and swords. However, new scholarship uncovers a more nuanced and complex picture. Today, 15 Minute History is joined by Mélanie Lamotte, Assistant Professor of History and French at the University of Texas at Austin. Lamotte is a historian of the French Empire whose work demonstrates […]