Growing unemployment under the British caused due to the 1857 revolt

Indian weavers and craftsmen could not compete with the machine-made goods of the British and thousands of weavers/craftsmen became unemployed. The demand for Indian textiles was reduced and the handloom industry was badly affected. The company used political influence to buy the finest quality cotton from India. Annexation of Princely States led to the loss of royal patronage. Thousands of soldiers lost their traditional jobs. This led to large-scale unemployment.


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The revolt of 1857 shook the foundations of British rule in India. The revolt took place because of numerous reasons. Some reasons for the revolt were… Read more

The Rise of Assertive Nationalism

The Indian National Congress in its initial years was dominated by the early nationalists who wanted self-government for the Indians. They believed in agitating within constitutional limits. After 1905, emerged nationalist leaders who believed in the radical policy. They wanted complete independence from British control. Read more

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