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To what extent did Britain rule India well?. Your task is to: Describe the way Britain ruled India To explain how India reacted to British rule To reach a judgement about the effectiveness of British rule. Task. Use the sources to think about: British views Indian views

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to what extent did britain rule india well

To what extent did Britain rule India well?

Your task is to:

Describe the way Britain ruled India

To explain how India reacted to British rule

To reach a judgement about the effectiveness of British rule

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Task
  • Use the sources to think about:
  • British views
  • Indian views
  • Reliability of the sources – who produced them, when were they produced, why were they produced, are they biased towards the British or the Indian view point?
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Is it from before, during or after India’s time in the empire?

Is it intended as propaganda, to entertain, to inform, to motivate?

British, Indian or specific person?

Do you trust it to tell you the absolute truth?

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Michael Pallin

Source A

  • “If we say that all of our past involvement with the world was bad and wicked and wrong, I think we're doing ourselves a great disservice. It has set up lines of communication between people that are still very strong. We still have links with other countries – culturally, politically and socially – that, perhaps, we shouldn't forget.”
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Extracts from the Independence Day Resolution passed by the Indian National Congress in 1930

Source C

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Source G

Source H

Source F

Sati – Hindu ritual sacrifice

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Source J

Source I

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To what extent did Britain rule India well?
  • In some ways Britain did rule India well. For example source …. suggests that …… Source … is from the viewpoint of the …. This means that …..
  • Other things that Britain did well include …..
  • In other ways Britain didn’t rule India well. For example, in source ….. it suggests that …… This source takes the view point of ….. This means that ……
  • Other sources also say Britain ruled India badly, for example ….. They might reach a negative conclusion because…..
  • Clearly, opinion plays a part in deciding whether people think the British ruled well or not. For example….
  • However, after looking at the sources I think that …..