Life in British India was a period marked by stark contrasts, with the British Raj ruling over the Indian subcontinent. As I've discovered, while urban areas and industries witnessed development and westernization, the rural population often suffered from famine and poverty. The British introduced English education, railways, telegraph and modern administration, yet they heavily exploited India's resources and people for their own benefit. Moreover, the cultural exchange between Britain and India resulted in a unique fusion, but also led to a rise in nationalism and the quest for independence. All in all, the experience was a mixed bag, creating a complex historical legacy that continues to shape India's identity today.