Make a list of five steps taken by Lord Lytton which tended to offend the Indians.

Lytton had sent a very expensive expedition of Afghanistan.The money for the expedition came from the Indian revenue.

He abolished the import duties on cotton textiles. This step profited British cloth industry, but at the expense of Indian textile industry.

Lytton openly patronized Indian Princes and landholders who supported British rule.

The age limit to appear in Civil Service Examination was reduced from 21 years to 19 years. It was almost impossible for the Indians to appear for the exam as it was held in London.This step was obviously to prevent the Indians from appearing in the examination.

Lytton also was instrumental in getting the Vernacular Press Act passed which imposed restrictions on the newspapers and journals printed in Indian languages.

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