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When did the British show a friendly attitude towards Indian religion?
A. In the 18th Century
B. In the 19th Century
C. In the 17th Century
D. None of these

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Hint:
As the British, did not have any zeal towards their own religion and their race, religion, culture was completely different from India, they did not have any friendly attitude towards the Indian religions. The British raj planned every decision cleverly and as they knew the extent of solidarity of Indians, they distanced themselves from the native Indians by living in the cantonments.

Complete answer:
The British were very different in race, religion and sentiments from Indians and only in the 18th century did they show a friendly attitude towards the religions of India. British had no zeal towards their religion and the British East India Company acted as a trustee for some Hindu temples.

Hence In the 18th century, the British showed a friendly attitude towards Indian religion.

Therefore, the correct answer is A

Note:
After the revolt of 1857, the British Crown dissolved the British East India Company and they issued a proclamation to rule British India directly. Thus, British Raj was born in India. After exiling the last Mughal Ruler, Bahadur Shah Zafar, the British raj looted the Mughal treasure and they went on banning all the cultural and the religious activities.