Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-4907 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1913 (Online)

French India

French Traveler E. Valbezen about Englishmen in India in the Middle of the 19th Century

This article examines the image of India, as it was seen by the French traveler. The author primarily focused at his perception of British colonial policy and its negative consequences for India. The rivalry between France and Britain resulted, among other things, in the critical approach toward the British style of governance in Indian colonies, which was perceived as outrageous and hard for the natives.