In what ways were the surveys conducted by the British an important source of the history of the period?
Surveys conducted by the British are an important source of the history of the period because the British carried out detailed surveys of various regions and the practices of people in India during their rule. They surveyed the soil, cropping pattern, flora and fauna. They also began to conduct the census of the country to record details of the population and their caste and religious affiliations. These surveys form an important part of history as they shed light on the country’s history apart from demographic changes which have been experienced over a period of time.
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