Based on the statements given below, select the most suitable option:
Statement 1: Hunting was a sport for the British while Indians who hunted were labelled as poachers.
Statement 2: Hunting was seen as a way of civilising India.
Both statements 1 and 2 are correct
Only statement 1 is correct.
Only statement 2 is correct.
Both statements 1 and 2 are incorrect.
The correct option is D Both statements 1 and 2 are correct
Hunting for big animals was a sport for the British. Whereas, natives who were caught hunting small animals for sustenance were labelled as poachers. Hunting and killing wild animals or ‘beasts’ was seen by the British as a way of civilising India.