James Mill and His Periodisation of Indian History
James Mill was a political philosopher and economist of Scottish origin. He was known for his heavy three-volume work on 'History of British India'. As per his observations, India was in dire need of British rule, and it was only the Britishers who could make India a civilized country.
He believed that before British rule, India was a place of darkness, taboos, superstitions, religious intolerance and ignorance. He was of the view that the British should take control of all Indian territories to make it progress and further civilisation by introducing laws and instilling European manners.