What It was Like to be Colonized by the British

Loot, massacre, rape, torture, bloodshed, hunger, poverty, and racism were the realities of colonialism (from an Indian’s point of view).

Realities of the British Colonialism in India

Hunger and poverty

Dead bodies lying in the streets of Bengal and vultures are waiting to eat them during the 1943 Bengal famine.
Dead bodies lying in the streets of Bengal and vultures are waiting to eat them during the 1943 Bengal famine.
Dead bodies lying in the streets of Bengal and vultures are waiting to eat them during the 1943 Bengal famine.
A famine-stricken family in Bangalore during the 1876–1878 famine.
A famine-stricken family in Bangalore during the 1876–1878 famine.
A famine-stricken family in Bangalore during the 1876–1878 famine. (Source)

Tortures and rapes

Execution of suspected rebellions by the British in 1858 after the 1857 revolt.
Execution of suspected rebellions by the British in 1858 after the 1857 revolt.
Execution of suspected rebellions by the British in 1858 after the 1857 revolt. (Source)

Businesses were destroyed

Bloodshed and massacres

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A sketch of Jallianwala Bagh massacre. (Source)

Exploitation and theft

Final words

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