As the list of grievances that affected them grew, the Indian sepoys (Hindu and Muslim soldiers) had begun to take matters into their own hands, and rallied together to form the Rebellion of 1857, which was one of the signs of India’s early attempts of planning to achieve national liberation from Britain . The aftermath that followed the Rebellion of 1857, changed India’s relationship with Britain for worse, as it created mistrust, suspicion, racial antagonism, discrimination, and a “war of races” . The relationship between India and Britain can be dated far back at the appearance of British East India Company (who held the paramount power in India until the end of the Rebellion), and the beginning of textile trading between Britain and India . However, it was not just the power the East India Company had in India that Britain was interested in, but India’s “vast reservoir of wealth, upon which individuals, institutions, and governments could draw without restraint” . Britain saw that if India became part of its Empire and was under its control, it could “gain absolute control over its riches and resources” .
Drawing on Elleke Boehmer’s classification, one may claim that Hockley was a ‘colonialist writer’. His works, written for Englishmen at home, reflected the imperialist’s point of view. It contained an apologia for British rule in India; as a reviewer of Pandurang Hari mentions, “If we have done nothing else for India, we have made such a state of things as is described by Pandurang Hari simply impossible.” (The Saturday Review 728) This aspect of Pandurang Hari has drawn attention of many scholars. What remains unnoticed is that the novel also contains a criticism of the praxis of British rule in India. The aim of this article is to highlight that aspect of the work.
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World War I was making the British busy. Many people question why Gandhi did not break apart from the British while they were vulnerable, but the answer is simple. Gandhi vowed to not take advantage of his opponents troubles. Instead of fighting the British, Gandhi influenced people. He used satyagraha to change inequities between Indians.
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If the people didn’t take oath of supremacy to the king, they could be jailed for life. Since Charles I was head of the Anglican church what he said went; Charles removed all puritans ministers from his their pulpits. The puritans got fed up with all this persecution and as there ministers left to the new world they followed. One of the New England colonies was Rhode Island. After Roger Williams, a minister, challenged the Massachusetts policy time after time he was eventually banned from this land.