1857 supposed to be more of a page turner, wanted to tie india closer to the empire by making it a modern state. The princes conservative and traditional element, exactly what the british were looking for, relationship enhanced by the new constitutional agreement re-establishment of political collaboration. In return to remain on throne and enjoy royal prerogative in return for ruling for the british how they wanted it. Concept of princely india: increased to 500 princely states, british promoting individuals into prince status in exchange for loyalty. Construction of india": loyalty between princes and british raj, privilege, service. British promoting similarities promoting indians with elite titles and honors, bringing them closer to society. Princes adopted british culture and societies, schools like england privet school system, lifestyles (polo playing) and railways in order to grow closer to the british. Military reform re-organization of regiments, military vulnerability would never again be the undoing of the raj.