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European Imperialism Asia Directions: go to the website Working individually or with a partner, answer the following questions. INDIA Background Define the following: British Raj Sepoy Document A 1. What was the British response to the Sepoy Mutiny? 2. Analyze the political cartoon. What does the lion represent? The tiger? The person? 3. Lions and tigers are often considered at the top of the animal kingdom. Why did the artist choose to use these as symbols, especially considering what you know about Britain and India at the time? 4. Explain how the Sepoy Mutiny validated harsh, direct, imperial control in India during the British Raj. Document B 1. How did the British change the economy of India? 2. Why were there famines during the British Raj (note: follow the link if you need help)? 3. Predict: why do you think J.A. Marriott said that famine had disappeared in India in his book in 1932? Address the author’s point of view and how that affects his writing.
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