Actually, building railroads was only AFTER Britain colonized India. They slowly and slowly took over India by first storing their things in the godowns. Soon, the british started turning other European leaders against eachother, thus they gained power and with this new rise in power they got the courage to take over india. They did harass and mistreat the Indians by taking over their cotton businesses, not allowing them to charge the british for selling their itmes in India or for selling India's items in other parts of the world. They were not allowed to sell cotton cloth to people other than the british, or else they would be punished and so much more. Only after most of this did the British build railroads and other forms of conveniant transportation. There were about 111 different battles and large scale wars between the two countries before India finally gained its independence, and even then Britain still had an extent of influence over the country.
British colonized in 1957. They colonized because they wanted to have peace just like india. But, india did not want thAT. I GOT THIS FROM A BOOK ABOUT INDIA!
The Britishers built 40,000 miles of railroad and 70,000 miles of paved roadway. They made it much easier to travel across India. Another good affect that they had on India was the jump in agriculture, through large scale irrigation works. Industrialization had also begun. Because of these reasons almost no famine existed in British colonial India.
In a word - TRADE. The East India Company was formed to keep Britain supplied with its insatiable demand for tea, spices and other goods from the subcontinent. Eventually, the EIC became almost an offshoot of the British government with its own troops to keep the supply lines secure. This culminated in the British Raj whereby India became a dominion of the British Empire (The 'Jewel' in Queen Victoria's crown) and this survived until 1947 when India regained her independence, although she continues to be part of the British Commonwealth
India was never a colony of Britain. There is no evidence to support the claim that India was a colony
India was never a colony of Britain