> What can i say? My country was invaded and ruled by the British for 300
> years. I am forced to use English language. Before British invasion,
> the Indian land was thriving.
Which is why they could not defend themselves against the invasion? Ever
heard of the Renaissance/Industrial revolution?
> All its languages, tradition and indigenous literary works were
> thriving. See, China was not invaded but yet is a world power. So it
> would not have been suprising that even if India had not been invaded
> by British, it would have grown and become more of a world power than
> it is now.
India was not a single entity prior to British invasion. It would
probably have been a group of 10-15 different countries. And if you can
imagine what a great country the state of Bihar or TN would have made,
you'll soon realize that the British inadvertantly might have helped to
fast-track us on to the road to being a superpower (because being one
seems to be a very important thing for a country according to you)
> Poverty, inferiority complex among lot of Indians(colonial
> slave mentality) and religious conflict(this insect called Pakistan
> which constantly bites India and regresses its progress in all domains
> is a direct product of British invasion) are all a result of British
Both Pakistan and India owe their conglomeration to the British. And a
certain paedophile had more to do with the divide than the Indians would
like to admit.
> If Brazil, Argentina, China and lot of European countries can
> do well despite not knowing English language, India would have done
> much better by now and more than that had respect for local languages
> and tradition as it was way ahead of China and lot of other countries
> in the 16th century in most respects.
The reason for India's current economic growth is due to the technology
industry booming. Our ability to speak english has provided us a great
advantage in progressing much faster than expected by developing rapidly
in the service sector as opposed to manufacturing (which would have
Again, the British might have inadvertantly helped us become a
superpower. India might have been a nicer place and better were it not
for the invasion, but the superpowerdom that you cherish is closer
rather than distant due to colonialism.
P.S A country cannot be colonized unless it is willing to be.