Sources Criticising the British Empire

Indian Nationalism

While Chamberlain cries out that the Indian cloth of the royal mantle is on fire - a reference to the outbreak of nationalist violence in India in 1897 - two English officers gleefully stamp it out. Britain's army was mindful of how events spiralled out of country in the lead up to the 1857 Mutiny and decided to become more proactive in using force with even minor political disturbances.

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by Stephen Luscombe