NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Chapter 3 Glimpse of the Past

The story, “Glimpses of the Past” depicts the history of India’s war of independence against the British rule with the help of pictures and strips of text in it. It provides a glimpse of how the British East India Company expanded its power in India and exploited Indians, how they robbed landlords and farmers of their land, created situations that led to famines and pushed patriots to launch widespread massacres. It also explains how the British ill-treated the Indians and created a rift among the princes and exploited the natives by demanding high taxes from them. Their policies crippled the Indian cottage industries and handicapped the local artisans too.