Unit 4: Nationalism, Industrialism, and Imperialism
Lesson B: Resistance to European Rule in India and SE Asia
Activity 4: Examining Perspective - The Capture of the King
Directions: Examine each image from the perspective of a British supporter of imperialism and also from the perspective of an Indian who does not support imperialism.
This image was in a book entitled, "The Indian Empire" that was published in 1860. As you recall, because of the Sepoy Mutiny/Great Rebellion and the following rebellion, the British government officially took control of all of India. This included removing the Emperor (king) from power.
Written Activity - Notebook
Think about the different perspectives that the British and Indians might have had during imperialism. In your notebook, respond to the following questions about this image:
- How might a British person who supported imperialism view this image?
- How might an Indian view this image?
- Why might these two interpretations be different?