How Far Do Sources 10, 11 and 12 Suggest That British Rule in India, in the Years Before the Outbreak of the First World War in 1914, Was Based on the Respect and Support of the Indian People?

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How far do sources 10, 11 and 12 suggest that British rule in India, in the years before the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, was based on the respect and support of the Indian people? Explain your answer using the evidence of Sources 10, 11 and 12 All three sources offer support that suggests that the rule of the British was based upon respect and support from the Indian people. Source 12 does however seem to contradict the idea that the support of the Indians was important in establishing good British rule. In source 10 the policemen appears to be implying that the British in Indian were well respected. In the source they are described as ‘fair’ and ‘decent’; it also says that as the British were inexperienced and outnumbered they would need to be able to co-operate with the Indians to achieve a successful rule. Therefore, source 10 is suggesting both support and respect were provided for the British to help their rule. Source 11 is also in agreement that the British were well respected as it outlines the British’s reputation as particularly high and the ICS a strong and established service. It is however, expected that both sources 10 and 11 would think British Rule pre 1914 was based on respect and support as the origins of the sources are British and would want to reflect the British as best as possible. Source 12 also agrees that Indian clerks supported British rule as they are described as ‘willing instruments’ and as this surprising – coming from an anti-British source – it is convincing that the Indian people did co-operate to some extent. Conversely, Source 12 seems to put this co-operation by the Indians down to the poor treatment by an ‘alien government’ towards them. The support isn’t out of respect, but is due to an ignorance/brainwashing. The British are outnumbered, and are therefore keen to keep the resistance of the Indians towards their government down. This is not the view put forward in either of the other two sources. Source 10...
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