URGENT HELP. Dissertation BRITISH EMPIREWatch
Can anyone make any suggestions to start me off?
I really have no train of thought currently
I just know I enjoyed learning about the emergence of the british empire this year
I like the other ideas you have suggested especially the short and long term impact of colonialism.
I just feel like I have no direction as to where I want to go with my dissertation.
Clearly in terms of direction it needs to be a topic you are either a. Extremely knowledgeable or b. extremely interested in
Possibly mostly interested in India!
In turn you could draw comparisons and differences to other areas of the empire in which colonies were established and how the above points were implemented and the results of this?
Aww thank you!! I know it seems obvious what you just said but like when I am panicing I can't seem to rationalize thoughts!! Thanks for the direction!!
As anyone will tell you if you ever do a PhD, the key is getting a subject down to manageable proportions.
There were about 800 native states in the Indian Empire. Every one of them has a distinct political history in relation to British India/the India Office.
Pick a small one and write its history.
The reality is that until you write its history, Wikipedia probably is the leading account.
No theories; no fancy ideas. Just names, dates and places history that is not available anywhere else.