What were the advantages and disadvantages of British rule for India?

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Advantages brought to India during rule from the British, were brought by the East India Company, which were run my Indian princes that were protected by the British. The East India Company established many things for India including telegraph, railroad, and irrigation systems. It also set up a large army called the sepoys to defend its interests and India's borders. The Sepoys were commanded by the British officers and were supported by the units of the British army. Although the Indians benefited from the British rule many resented British rule. The East India Company made sure that British colonist received most of the advantages from the new technology and industrialization. Indian factory workers and servants received very low wages. Farmers got very little for there harvest. Indians could not hold high level positions. Schools also taught English and Western ideas and paid little attention to the long history and advanced culture of India.