- Oct 2015
As regards secondary evidence, I have mentioned four books published in last decade from recent authors, all of which have pretty negative in assessment of British colonial rule. Are there any present-day books which assess colonial rules as overall good?No one says that British rule didn't have negative aspects, but its positive aspects are so overwhelming that the negatives don't stand out. There are those who stay focused on the negatives, and exaggerate them. Those efforts come from Indian nationalists who are extremely jealous of what the British, a foreign people, had been able to accomplish in India, that their own ancestors could not. Such views are not accepted as real history except by like minded people. They are also blind to the fact that Indians have a long history of treating other Indians a lot worse than British ever did.
My views are based on generally accepted Indian history, and not on conspiracy or revisionist history created for nationalist reasons.
As regards, primary evidence, please try to locate whether any non-British authors hold benign view of colonial rule.
It is easy to label contrary views as 'conspiracy', 'revisionist', and 'nationalist' in attempt to dismiss evidence.