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A print from 1815 showing the Hindu religious custom of Sati
(By permission of The British Library, Foster 165)
The British Library: Foster 165; print showing custom of sati, 1815
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Study this source carefully.
1 What impression does this source give of life in the British empire in terms of the following issues:
  • the treatment of native peoples in the British empire?
  • whether native people were involved in running their own countries?
2 Explain whether you think this source gives a positive or negative view of the empire.

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