IntroductionThe British entered India as traders and slowly conquered territories and took over kingdoms. They introduced new laws and administrative systems. The advent of the British brought about many changes in the lives of peasants and tribals. The nineteenth century saw many changes in the field of education. There was wide debate regarding the condition of women and the caste system. Social and religious reforms were seen everywhere.
In 1857 there was revolt against the British rule in India. Indians were discontented with British rule. Soon the nationalist movement emerged.
The Sepoy Mutiny, 1857