! MMW14 Final SG - Who What Where When Why(Why is this...

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Who?What?Where?When?Why? (Why is this significant?) Protocol for the Sepoys was to tear off gun cartridges with their teeth, but rumors spread that the cartridges were waxed with cow fat, Muslim Indians thought it was waxed with pig fat. Sepoys refused to follow the protocol and turned against their masters and now had modern weapons, over 500 British civilians were massacred by a group of Sepoys India The murder of 500 British civilians results in Britain sending more of their own troops to calm/end the rebel Sepoys. This is important as marks the start of English Imperialism and the beginning of the direct rule. 1858. This was formally established under the British Raj who was trying to take over the East India Company. Imposition of direct taxation, transformation into a cash crop economy, co- optation of Indian elites by bribing them with amenities and comforts of modern British life like clothing, afternoon tea, sports, and British education. Religious tolerance. Built infrastructure to transport goods to facilitate such as railroads India The religious tolerance was only a good balancing on paper. The main purpose of the religious tolerance was to get support from Indian elites. Sati rituals Performed by widowed women Refers to their practice of killing themselves (usually in a fire). Based on the Hindu Shastras mostly in lower India To show respect to their husband. This is significant also because as Britain now had direct imperial control, they never saw this as something that should be preformed. As a result, the British disallowed this practice. (i.e. How you gon' come up in here and tell me what to do?!) Raja Roy’s critique of sati Indian man who wrote an important piece challenging the custom of Sati idea: how can a society that aspires to be modern/civilized/ethical tolerate a tradition such as Sati; he traces it back to the priveleges that men have through the power of literacy, spun all kinds of things from the classics to mean what they wanted it to mean, their interpretation is that

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