Tbh I believe the British Raj was the best thing that ever happened to this fragmented country haunted by Gods and ruled by usurper classes who robbed this agglomeration of tiny states in the name of cruel Gods. The British imperialists didn’t divide India but united thousands of such fragile kingdoms under one flag.
Btw was there anything like India before 1857? We had no India; just Delhi, Bengal, Awadh, Bhopal and maybe 10K more such states. And the imperialists didn’t rob Indians, they simply looted those usurpers who were already plundering India and Indians for the last 5K years 😉