The people have a very fixed view on things. From 1757 onwards the East India Company ranks were filled with mostly sepoys. Apart from Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan of Mysore and the 1857/58 mutiny there was hardly any resistance to the British. Both world wars had millions of Indians involved. Now today it is British historians like William Dalrymple who can uncover the nuanced and unknown facts of Indian history far better than Indians.