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Extracts from the Better Government of India Bill, passed by the British Parliament in 1858
(Catalogue ref: PRO 30/12/22 pt1)
4a 4b 4c 4d
4a   4b   4c   4d        
Catalogue ref: PRO 30/12/22 pt1; Better Government Bill of India, 1858
How to use this source
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 Indian people were involved in running their own countries?
  • whether the East India Company lost out from this new law?
2 Explain whether you think this source gives a positive or negative view of the empire.

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