(S1) means source 1 and (S2) means source 2 below. Both sources are books.
Role of Europeans( Source: Debrahmanising History ( Braj Ranjan Mani) ( S1:https://www.amazon.in/Debrahmanising-History-Dominance-Resistance-Extensively/dp/9350980770) and History of Hindu Imperialism ( Dharam Teertha) (S2:https://www.amazon.in/History-Hindu-Imperialism-dharma-Theertha/dp/B06XSFM711)):
( S1 Chapter 4, Page 190 ) : Striking a deal with the native elites as they were struggling to establish colonial rule, the Britisher adopted the policy of non interference in the internal social and religious matters. The Britishers however for diversity reasons resented the muslims and preferre and promoted the Hindu elites giving them the status of natural leaders of the majority. ... (Page 191) With this and similar moves the Britishers begin to discover hinduism under that tutelage of of the pandits... . The Britishers did not amount to understand- and there was none to tell them- that the sacerdotal literature in Sanskrit represented only the brahminical worldview. It appears that the Brahmanical degeneration of masses appeal to the Britishers as it was in keeping with their own colonial design and racist ideology.
Page 192: The British ignored the existence of other Indian traditions because the brahminical Framework better suited their interests. ..., were a clear evidence of the colonial patronage to the brahmanical traditional.
Hastings academic proteges- william Jones charles Wilkins- learn Sanskrit and things " Indian" from the Brahmin literati, and engaged in research of India mainly through ancient Sanskrit texts .
Page 194: Expectedly, the glorification of their ancestors was well received buy the privilege caste indians.
Page 199: The majority of Indians certainly suffered from colonialism, but there were also those who benefited. the alien rulers and local is influential elite had worked closely together to construct orientalism- and :ialism itself - in mutual self interest.... While recasting the Indian past,:ial did not bother to correlate Shastras, with with Buddhist and shramanic texts or with archaeology. The fact that orientalist construction of ancient India was a historical or at best semi historical is now commonly accepted.
Page 200 : The pandits have always tried to monopolize knowledge and manipulate information, and seldom hesitated to sell false knowledge to promote their ideological and material interests. It was they, who had provided selective information to the British on indogenius tradition and institutions on an unprecedented scale airtel all India level particularly in the presidential cities calcutta Bombay and Madras. British officials became Puppets in the hand of native dominant caste officials, secretaries, munshis, who worked with them everyday and heavily influenced their decisions.
Similar information is also provided in Chapter 15 of Source 2.