Why, and with what effects, did Indians resist British rule?
British involvement in India began with the East India Company. Its powerful Governor Generals came to exercise indirect rule through its own private army. In this activity students compare and contrast the roles of Lord Bentinck and Lord Dalhousie in precipitating the Indian Mutiny of 1857. They then investigate two key questions:
a. Describe the outbreak and spread of the Indian Mutiny in 1857.
b. Why did the Mutiny fail?