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  British India - Indian History
This mutiny was harshly crushed by the British.
The British victories were accompanied by widespread recrimination, and in many cases, unarmed sepoys were bayonetted, sown up in the carcasses of pigs or cows, or fired from cannons.
After WWII ended, the British Secretary of State for India established a committee with the goal to resolve the conflict between the Congress and the Muslim League and to turn over authority for India to a single Indian administration.
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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > British India
The British Raj is an informal term for the period of British rule of the Indian subcontinent, or present-day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The first British outpost in South Asia was established in 1619 at Surat on the northwestern coast.
In the late 1800s, the first steps were taken toward self-government in "British India" with the appointment of Indian councilors to advise the British viceroy and the establishment of provincial councils with Indian members; the British subsequently widened participation in legislative councils.
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 Manas: History and Politics, British India
British rule was justified, in part, by the claims that the Indians required to be civilized, and that British rule would introduce in place of Oriental despotism and anarchy a reliable system of justice, the rule of law, and the notion of 'fair play'.
This was by far the greatest threat posed to the British since the beginnings of their acquisition of an empire in India in 1757, and within the space of a few weeks in May large swathes of territory in the Gangetic plains had fallen to the rebels.
The East India Company was abolished, though John Stuart Mill, the Commissioner of Correspondence at India House, London, and the unacknowledged formulator of British policy with respect to the native states, furnished an elaborate but ultimately unsuccessful plea on behalf of the Company.
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 Manas: History and Politics, East India Company
Hastings remained in India until 1784 and was succeeded by Cornwallis, who initiated the Permanent Settlement, whereby an agreement in perpetuity was reached with zamindars or landlords for the collection of revenue.
For the next fifty years, the British were engaged in attempts to eliminate Indian rivals, and it is under the administration of Wellesley that British territorial expansion was achieved with ruthless efficiency.
In 1858 the East India Company was dissolved, despite a valiant defense of its purported achievements by John Stuart Mill, and the administration of India became the responsibility of the Crown.
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 British India 1763 - 1815
In 1764 the native princes of Bengal and Oudh combined to try to eject the British but their revolt was crushed by Clive; the Company extended its influence over the province of Oudh.
Edmund Burke had become interested in India in 1773: he and his brother were shareholders in the East India Company and both, along with many friends, had lost money in the stock exchange disasters.
By 1823 all India was directly or indirectly under British control although the attitude of the British towards the country and people today appears to be questionable.
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 - India, Indian news, Indian Travel, India tourism, samachar, indian hotels, Incredible India - www.indias.com
The Republic of India is located in South Asia, and is the seventh largest country in the world, with the second largest population (over one billion) and the world’s largest democracy.
The Indian economy is the fourth largest in the world in terms of purchasing power parity and is the world's second fastest growing economy.
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 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Rare British India documents surface
Colonel Meiklejohn's four-year-old daughter, Meg - Mr Tottenham's mother-in-law - was in the garrison throughout the siege in the scorching heat of the high summer of 1897.
He roused them against British rule and decreed that it was their duty under Islam to remove foreigners from what was then India.
Among the rare mementos seen by the BBC are photos and pictures of Malakand and the surrounding area in 1897 as well as letters and telegrams sent by Col Meiklejohn to his wife.
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 CNN - 'The Idea of India' - August 16, 1999
Yet fifty years later India continues to have parliaments and courts of law, political parties and a free press, and elections for which hundreds of millions of voters turn out, as a result of which governments fall and are formed.
When Henry Sumner Maine spoke of how India's British rulers were required to keep their watches set simultaneously on two longitudes, he captured the foundational duality of the Raj: it faced in two directions, towards two audiences or 'publics', British and Indian.
India's history in the first half of the twentieth century teems with new ideas, arguments, languages, hopes, but amidst these intellectual festivities the idea of democracy stood in a lonely corner.
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 British East India Company Summary
The British East India Company was founded on the last day of 1600 through a royal charter signed by Queen Elizabeth I. In many ways it failed to achieve its initial aim of trade in spices and other items favored by the English people.
The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as "John Company", was a joint-stock company which was granted an English Royal Charter by Elizabeth I on December 31, 1600, with the intention of favouring trade privileges in India.
Internal Administration of British India – the Bill laid the foundation of the British centralized bureaucratic administration of India which would reach its peak at the beginning of the twentieth century with the governor-generalship of George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Baron Curzon.
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From the 11th to the 15th centuries, southern India was dominated by Hindu Chola and Vijayanagar Dynasties.
India became a republic within the Commonwealth after promulgating its constitution on January 26, 1950.
India's domestic politics also took new shape, as traditional alignments by caste, creed, and ethnicity gave way to a plethora of small, regionally based political parties.
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 British India
India's connection with the west has predominantly been related to trade.
Amongst the modern Europeans, the Portuguese were the first to establish themselves in India and the last of the Europeans to leave.
The British East India Company was established under a Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I for 15 years for spice trading on 31st December 1600 AD with the capital of £70,000.
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 BBC - History - The British Presence in India in the 18th Century
British involvement in India during the 18th century can be divided into two phases, one ending and the other beginning at mid-century.
By the end of the century British rule had been consolidated over the first conquests and it was being extended up the Ganges valley to Delhi and over most of the peninsula of southern India.
By then the British had established a military dominance that would enable them in the next fifty years to subdue all the remaining Indian states of any consequence, either conquering them or forcing their rulers to become subordinate allies.
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 Colonial Rule in India - British Education, racism, eurocentricism, indology
As has been noted by numerous scholars of British rule in India, the physical presence of the British in India was not significant.
In this manner, India's awareness of it's history and culture was manipulated in the hands of colonial ideologues.
This view of India, as an essentially unchanging society where there was no intellectual debate, or technological innovation - where a hidebound caste system had existed without challenge or reform - where social mobility or class struggle were unheard of, became especially popular with European scholars and intellectuals of the colonial era.
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 Indian History - British Period - Colonial Rule (1858 — August 1918)
British continued to expand the railways and telegraphic network and in 1868 new Ambala — Delhi railway line was started.
By the partition of Bengal in 1905 British successfully sowed the seeds of division between Hindus and Muslims that lead ultimately to the partition of India in 1947.
British shifted the imperial capital from Calcutta to Delhi in 1912.
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 Drug Policy Alliance: Opium and the British Indian Empire
The Secretary of State for India, the Permanent Under Secretary of State at the India Office in London, the Viceroy and his Council, and a group of active and retired high Indian officials coordinated the official response to what they perceived as a major threat to the financial and political security of India.
British, American and Canadian missionaries from Protestant denominations living and working in India were the strongest advocates for complete prohibition to appear before the Commission.
In summary, India was a colonized country, ruled by foreigners who since the mid-eighteenth century had forcibly imposed a foreign language, institutions and cultural practices upon her.
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 South Asia
The British proved to be the most aggressive and successful of the Europeans in expanding trade and influence in the subcontinent.
In response to the British presence, nationalist movements such as the Indian National Congress Party (1885) and the Muslim League (1906) pressed the British for independence.
The new British government decided that the South Asians' desire for independence was too strong to suppress and decided to grant British India its independence.
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 Colonial Rule in India - British Education, racism, eurocentricism, indology
As has been noted by numerous scholars of British rule in India, the physical presence of the British in India was not significant.
Yet, for almost two centuries, the British were able to rule two-thirds of the subcontinent directly, and exercise considerable leverage over the Princely States that accounted for the remaining one-third.
This view of India, as an essentially unchanging society where there was no intellectual debate, or technological innovation - where a hidebound caste system had existed without challenge or reform - where social mobility or class struggle were unheard of, became especially popular with European scholars and intellectuals of the colonial era.
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The representatives of the Government of India supplied the states with advice, technical expertise, loans and finance, and served as a means of communication with others princely states.
The British authorities unilaterally cancelled the treaty relations enjoyed by the princely states at midnight on 14th August 1947; the date set for the granting of independence to the new Dominions of India and Pakistan.
In return for surrendering the government of their states, together with their revenues and military forces, the former ruling princes were guaranteed their hereditary styles and titles, certain privileges of rank and honour, as well as privy purses to cover the living expenses of themselves and their families.
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 Northeast India: Target of British apartheid
The British plan to cordon off the Northeast tribals was part of their policy of setting up a multicultural human zoo during 1850s under the premiership of Henry Temple, the third Viscount Palmerston.
Under this British set-up, enormous animosity was fostered between the Bengalis and the Assamese, as the "tribals" now had reason to harden their stance against the "plains people." In the 1911 census, the Muslim population of the Assam Valley was only 355,320.
In a three-volume study of British Indian history, Coupland, a student of Lords Palmerston and Curzon, said: "India is a geographical unity, it is not divided by such physical barriers as have fostered the growth of separate nations in Europe.
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 The Partition of India
The partition of India and its freedom from colonial rule set a precedent for nations such as Israel, which demanded a separate homeland because of the irreconcilable differences between the Arabs and the Jews.
The British were also still fearful of the potential threat from the Muslims, who were the former rulers of the subcontinent, ruling India for over 300 years under the Mughal Empire.
India and Pakistan have been to war twice since the partition and they are still deadlocked over the issue of possession of Kashmir.
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 Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India
Look, the British gave India a military model, that the follow to this day, they gave them amazing buildings and town planning, India uses all the buildings built in New Delhi and it's their capitol, which they are extremely proud of, it is a an amazing bit of town planning.
India has ended up a democracy, with a Western bent, look around at their neighbors, India look great in comparison.
I believe the British have, always been proud of India and their contribution to its long and illustrious history, they knew as everyone knows, that India is timeless.
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 British India
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 British India
India was then governed by London through a Viceroy in Calcutta and later Delhi until independence was granted in 1947.
The records were found ‘confused in a garret' at East India House in Leadenhall Street, in 1682, subsequently removed (with losses) to an old warehouse in 1720, and it was not until 1771 that a Keeper of Accounts and Papers was appointed.
All British persons abroad were encouraged to notify births to the chaplains or to the later consuls, to retain their rights to British nationality.
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 British Rule in India
India didn't conform to any of the rules, not being a Dominion, but having some Dominion-like status (it was a member of the League of Nations) and not really being a colony either.
On the star there's a certain amount of irregular shading which tends to be concentrated to the left of the lines running from the centre to the points and to the right of the lines running from the centre to the indentations.
It was used between 1945 and 1947 in the context of India's membership of the United Nations, and possibly used earlier to denote India's membership of the League of Nations.
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 British India Gifts
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