You ask a super question of the evil West :"tell me how many were "given" for the well being of the people ?"
I submit that we may gauge for the well being of the people by a single idea, the idea to provide education to Indians.
I am very curious that you have not posed the same question of native posterity - why is that? Is it because you expect no answer from them?
If the Idea of India is for the well beoing of the people, then thank western imperialism for the idea of India, No Shah, No Sultan, No Maharaja ever had the courage of conviction, organization or technology, for that ambition. Western imperialism, did.
Then you ask:
"The question is , do the end results justify the intent ?
The intent being to suck off all together all the wealth and resources a colony could contain , and the end result being today a few very colonies on their path to over take once their so called 'masters'."
Reality does not support the premises you offer, especially with regard to India - If you will look at trade between India and England, espoecially after the mutiny and till independence, you will find that the English ran deficits - now this does not mean that they did not make more in taxes, but what it does mean is that we not use rhetoric as premise, it will simply generate more errors.
The "intent" you claim, you have failed to establish - "path of their masters"? Yara, you heard of global economy? Cash crops?
"The anti-western bias is certainly evident , but i for one would be happy if the writers propagating anti-western ideas just point out the original intent and explain how such intent is horrible and a very inhuman instead of the toeing the communist line of 'capitalism' and 'imperialism' with their prejudice against the west.
Hmmm, What do you think was the "original intent" of the English witgh regard to education in India??
"Imagine this :
Would we be better civilised to say that we thank the british for all they gave us , which has put us on a path to one of the worlds leading economies ?"
I don't know about "better civilized", but certainly we would be acknowledging the complex matrix we are a part of, it would also add a measure of maturity to ourselves and our abilty to deal truthfully with our experience -- in that sense the promise of human liberation will at least be available for more to realize and define for themselves.