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helped to abolish human sacrifice, slave trading and female infanticide in India. Finally, the most important advantage that the British brought was peace to a battling nation. However, like the beliefs of many, Bal Ghangadhar Tilak wrote when addressing the Congress Party in 1906 that, basically, the British stopped the people of India from fighting amongst themselves in attempt to look favorable towards the Indian population. This false sense of security made it easy for the British to "go at the throats" of those in India. At first the Indian society believed that the British were great people whose only true objective was to help the people of India, but as they became more educated by the British and about the British, the people realized that the British were deceiving them. People of India began to believe that the British did not truly have a great desire to help their people and were actually only focused on British self-interests. The growing poverty and increased knowledge of rulers of India only helped to re-assure the beliefs of the people that they were being deceived. The British were causing a drain of money from India and it was ruining the country. Another problem in India was the fact that the British occupied the majority of high positions in India’s government This was a problem because the British were rather isolated from the people of India and therefore did not know the concerns of their subjects. The British were not fully aware of the values and beliefs of the Indian people and consequently could not sympathize with the people of India. The British members in government may have been highly qualified in government for other British people, yet when it comes to ruling another country which is completely different, it would make it very difficult. However, if a person of Indian background was just as or more qualified than a person of British background, the job would still go to the British person. The British were also interested in gaining as much money as possible and then would take this money back to Britain when they were to move. This once again, illustrated the drain of money. On a daily basis the distance between the Indian people and British government seemed to grow. During the rule over India, the British government created a law that basically crippled the economy. This was a prime example of how British government hurt the people of India due to the isolation between the two of them. The British people began to be concerned about their own market and felt that their manufacturers were not making enough money. This caused them to close their own market to India. India’s unemployment rates jumped enormously because their was nobody to buy their products. Indian industries, such as glass, paper, metalwork and ship building, were shattered. The British market was open to the people of India, therefore the money of the Indian people left their nation, which only made matters worse. The economic development of India was at a stand still and India was forced to become an agricultural nation and feed natural resources to the British so that they could be processed. The drain of money by the conquering British nation and from the conquered Indian nation was enough to show that the nation of India was exploited and British rule was unsuccessful in India. Furthermore, the people of India were deceived and led by people who had no knowledge or interest in their well-being.. The repercussions of British rule can still be seen today, almost fifty years later.