Research Paper

Choose any one of the following questions.
1. How and why were the British able to establish political control in South Asia?
2. Did the British westernize South Asia? Analyze this question in light of any two (2)
of the policies of the East India Company towards (a) land revenue, (b) law and the
judiciary, (c) the army, (d) the police, (e) the administrative structure, or (f) education.
3. How and why did the British manage to defeat the rebels in 1857? How would you
characterize the events of that year?
4. Why did reform and revival movements appear in South Asia? What were their
programs? What did they achieve? (Examine trends amongst Hindus or Muslims).
5. Did the British in any way make it possible for Indians to combine to form a
national movement?

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