Q18. Who are calligraphists? How were they important in the early nineteenth century?
Q19. Mention one important source used by historians in writing about the last 250 years of Indian history.
What sources do historians use in writing about the last 250 years of Indian history?
Q20. What do official records not tell? How do we come to know about them?
What official records do not tell? From where do we get such information?
Q21. Why did the British preserve official documents?
Q22. By what criteria do we choose a set of dates as important?
Q23. Why do we try and divide history into different periods?
Q24. How did the British conquer India and establish their rule?
Q25. How did the invention of the printing press help in spreading news and information?
Q26. What did the British do to preserve important official documents and letters?
Why did the British set up record rooms attached to all administrative institutions?
Q27. James Rennel was supporter of British Rule in India. Discuss.