Taking a Look at the Indian Mutiny

1664 WordsFeb 21, 20187 Pages
One might argue that the most significant short term impact of the Indian Mutiny was the British taking direct control of India through crown control creating a positive relationship. The Indian Mutiny caused this short term impact as in the aftermath of the rebellion the British understood that the administration of India must be brought under closer government control to prevent such a mutiny recurring in the future. In addition to the British taking direct control the mutiny had various other short term impacts amongst the most significant where the British developing a feeling of mistrust towards Indians and brutal force being established as a key method in controlling Indian nationalism. In order to validate my argument I will use a range of contemporary sources including illustrations, satirical cartoons, government proclamations and firsthand accounts. These sources will be cross-referenced with one another to ensure the validity of the argument and the reliability of the sources will also be taken into consideration to form a justified conclusion. One short term impact of the Indian Mutiny and arguably the most significant were the British taking direct control of India though crown control creating a positive relationship. The process of Britain taking control involved the East India Company being abolished, the Mughal Empire being brought to an end and Queen Victoria being declared the ruler of India. Before the mutiny control of India lay at the hands of the East
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