Read the following excerpt:
This is the reason why Rustum Beg,
Rajah of Kolazai [prince of a native kingdom in India],
Drinketh the “simpkin” [champagne] and brandy peg,
Maketh the money to fly,
Vexeth a Government [the British government of India], tender and kind,
Also – but this is a detail – blind.
|RUSTUM BEG of Kolazai – slightly backward Native State –
Lusted for a C.S.I. [a government prize, like the Congressional Medal of Honor] – so began to sanitate.
Built a Gaol [jail] and Hospital – nearly built a City drain –
Till his faithful subjects all thought their ruler was insane.
Strange departures made he then – yea, Departments stranger still:
Then answer the following question IN A 100 WORD ESSAY:
How did the British justify their empire to themselves?