What was Britain's governing strategy in India?. World History
What was Britain's governing strategy in India?
No treaty Making - No provisional or modified codes of law - Laissez faire process of dispossession by violence, carried out by settlers, the police or the military
- long period of east India company rule - District officers scattered throughout India, supported by another tier of Indian civil servants - Co-option and education of Indian elites
A system of indirect rule - Famously advocated by lord Lugard - Alliances with local rulers who continue in authority, but under British overlords
Treaty of Waitangi - Legal code modified to accommodate indigenous involvement - De facto sovereignty retained, away from centres of white settlement, but gradually whittled away
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