Lol@ blaming the British empire
It's not like India had a choice between British empire or not. The choice was between British or French empire.
Ever wondered how a tiny island "ruled" over 1Bn Indians? India was complicit. They replaced their maharajas with the most powerful maharaja there was. Queen Victoria.
Truth is, the British were the best thing to ever happen to India. Same goes for Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, NZ and the US.
India messed up when they thought having 1000s using old technology instead of 10 using modern tech was good for employement. They rejected freedom and empire instead of just empire.
Nobody, and I mean nobody, suffered more under the rule of the empire than the Brits themselves. Indians were treated no worse than some Britons were.
India hated all aspects of Empire. Even the Brits appreciated the roads that the Roman's built. Instead of digging up the roads and railways, India decided to keep all the good stuff and rip up individual liberty instead. That's why they aren't nor ever will be a 1Bn version of Hong Kong, Singapore, Oz, US.
Not to worry, the youkay is no better. For some reason our politicians think we should be following the Soviets instead of following the system that turned 13 colonies into a hyperpower and turned a wet, craggy, little island into the biggest and best empire the world had ever seen.