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  United Provinces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1568, the Netherlands, led by William of Orange, revolted against Philip II because of his efforts to modernize and centralize the devolved medieval government structures of the provinces, high taxes, and persecution of Protestants by the Catholic church.
The United Provinces first tried to choose their own lord, and they asked the Duke of Anjou (sovereign from 1581-1583) to rule them.
However, the latter agreed to turn the United Provinces into a protectorate of England (Treaty of Nonsuch, 1585), and sent the Earl of Leicester as governor-general.
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 AllRefer.com - United Provinces, former state, India, India (Indian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The United Provinces embraced the plain of the Ganges, the heartland of India.
The United Provinces of Agra and Oudh was formed in 1877 by merging the presidency of Agra and the kingdom of Oudh.
The provincial area was occupied by rebels in the Indian Mutiny.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/U/UntdProv2.html   (298 words)

  
 UNITED PROVINCES OF AGRA AND OUDH - LoveToKnow Article on UNITED PROVINCES OF AGRA AND OUDH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The chief natural features of the province are thus determined by the main streams, whose alluvial deposits first formed the central portion of the United Provinces; while the currents afterwards cut deep channels through the detritus they brought down from the ring of hills or uplands.
Throughout the rest of the province of Agra, almost all of which was acquired between 1801 and 1803, temporary settlements are in force, usually for a term of thirty years, the revenue being assessed at one-half of the assets or estimated rental value.
In 1877 the offices of lieutenant-governor of the NorthWestern Provinces and chief commissioner of Oudh were combined in the same person; and in 1902, when the new name of United Provinces was introduced, the title of chief commissioner was dropped, though Oudh still retains some marks of its former independence.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /U/UN/UNITED_PROVINCES_OF_AGRA_AND_OUDH.htm   (5374 words)

  
 Project South Asia
It is bounded on the west by the Province of Bilhar and Orissa, and on the east by Assam and Burma.
The population of the United Provinces decreased in 1901-21.
In 1843 the province of Sind was conquered and annexed by Sir Charles Napier.
projectsouthasia.sdstate.edu /GEOGRAPHY/SecondaryDocs/NewGeography.htm   (18942 words)

  
 Uttar Pradesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Province of Agra was originally the western-most British possession, after they expanded from Bengal, and thus was known as the North-West Province.
The North-West Province was renamed the Province of Agra, and merged in 1858 with the Province of Oudh to form the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, known after 1902 as the United Provinces.
The former Prime Minister of India, Atal Behari Vajpayee, represents the constituency of Lucknow.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Uttar_Pradesh   (1115 words)

  
 GHAZIPUR - LoveToKnow Article on GHAZIPUR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
, a town and district of British India, in the Benares division of the United Provinces.
It is the headquarters of the government opium department, where all the opium from the United Provinces is collected and manufactured under a monopoly.
Ghazipur is said to be one of the hottest and dampest districts in the United Provinces.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /G/GH/GHAZIPUR.htm   (292 words)

  
 FAMINE - LoveToKnow Article on FAMINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
1838 Intense famine in North-West Provinces (United Provinces) of India; 800,000 perished.
Every year sufficient rain falls in India to secure an abundant harvest if it were evenly distributed over the whole country; but as a matter of fact the distribution is so uneven and so uncertain that every year some district suffers from insufficient rainfall.
The native rulers of India seem to have made no effort to relieve the sufferings of their subjects in times of famine; and even down to 1866 the British government had no settled famine policy.
26.1911encyclopedia.org /F/FA/FAMINE.htm   (3183 words)

  
 United Provinces of Agra and Oudh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A province of the British Raj, which corresponds to modern Uttar Pradesh state of India.
The United provinces of Agra and Oudh were formed by the merger of the British province called the "North-West Province", later renamed as the Province of Agra and the former princely state of Oudh (Awadh) in 1858, after the defeat of the Begum of Oudh in the Revolt of 1857.
The Raj province became Uttar Pradesh state after India's independence in 1947.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Provinces_of_Agra_and_Oudh   (122 words)

  
 United Provinces on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
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Afghanistan, near Taloqan, Taloqan Province, 13/11/2001Soldiers and Tanks of the United Front/ Northern Alliance loyal to late commander Masood marching torwards, preparing, the Kunduz fr (PAR221275)
Afghanistan, near Taloqan, Taloqan Province, 13/11/2001Soldiers and Tanks of the United Front/ Northern Alliance loyal to late commander Masood marching torwards, preparing, the Kunduz fr (PAR221274)
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 Articles - States and territories of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
India is subdivided into 28 states, 6 union territories and a National Capital Territory.
The British India, which consisted of modern-day India, as well as Pakistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan, was made up of two types of states.
India and Pakistan contested for control of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir; the state had a Muslim majority, but its Hindu ruler acceded to India.
www.beadscenter.com /articles/States_and_territories_of_India   (812 words)

  
 Agra
From 1836 to 1858 it was the capital of the North West Province.
United Provinces, former state, India - United Provinces, former state, N India, now almost coextensive with the modern state of Uttar...
Delhi: History - History Throughout India's history the region of Delhi, commanding roads in all directions, was the...
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 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Central India Agency was a political unit of British India, which covered the northern half of present-day Madhya Pradesh state.
The district of Lalitpur, part of the United Provinces, split the Central India Agency into eastern and western portions.
Bundelkhand Agency, which was bounded by Bagelkand to the east, the United Provinces to the north, Lalitpur district to the west, and the Central Provinces to the south.
www.hostingciamca.com /index.php?title=Central_India_Agency   (307 words)

  
 An Agricultural Testament - Albert Howard - 14
In 1910 the investigations on sugar-cane in Northern India were mainly concentrated in the United Provinces, where a considerable local industry was already in existence.
It had been the custom till 1912 in the United Provinces to keep their scientific officers isolated from the practical side of agricultural improvement, and there were no clear ideas how the combined scientific and practical problems connected with cane cultivation should be tackled.
The outstanding feature of the agricultural year in the United Provinces is the rapidity with which the seasons change, and the wide variation in their character.
journeytoforever.org /farm_library/howardAT/AT14.html   (6215 words)

  
 Postindependence period (from Uttar Pradesh) --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In 1947 the United Provinces became one of the administrative units of the newly independent Dominion of India.
With the adoption of a new Indian constitution in 1950, the United Provinces was renamed Uttar Pradesh and became a constituent…
Originally, the sequential nature of defining periods was a relative one, originating from the superposition of corresponding stratigraphic sequences and the evidence derived from paleontological studies.
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=46109   (884 words)

  
 Lyster Dewey: HEMP 1913 USDA Yrbk of Ag
The oldest cultivated fiber plant, one for which the conditions in the United States are as favorable as anywhere in the world, one which properly handled improves the land, and which yields one of the strongest and most durable fibers of commerce, is hemp.
Northern India has been regarded by some writers as the home of the hemp plant, but it seems to have been unknown in any form in India before the eighth century, and it is now thought to have been introduced there first as a fiber plant.
Hemp, called "asa" in the Japanese language, is cultivated chiefly in the provinces or districts of Hiroshima, Tochigi, Shimane, Iwate, and Aidzu, and to a less extent in Hokushu (Hokkaido) in the north and Kiushu in the south.
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 Uttar Pradesh - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
They were merged in 1858 to form the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, known after 1902 as United Provinces.
Though the state is in the centre of India, it was renamed Uttar Pradesh to retain the short form UP, by which it is best known in India.
The state comprises the regions of Rohilkhand in the northwest, The Doab, or Brij (Braj) in the southwest, Awadh (Oudh) in the centre, Bundelkhand in the south, and Purvanchal in the east.
www.free-definition.com /Uttar-Pradesh.html   (385 words)

  
 Russia article - Russia Russian Europe Asia largest Canada China United States India - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
With an area of 17,075,400 square kilometres, it is the largest country in the world, covering almost twice the territory of either Canada, China, or the United States.
The remaining territory consists of 49 oblasts (provinces) and 6 krais (territories), in which are found 10 autonomous okrugs (autonomous districts) and 1 autonomous oblast.
Most of the land consists of vast plains, both in the European part and the Asian part that is largely known as Siberia.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Russia   (2215 words)

  
 1ST PUNJAB REGIMENT
10 Bn Punjabi Mussalmans, Brahmans (United Provinces), Sikhs, Rajputana Rajputs and Garhwali Brahmans.
However, with the apparent need to remove Madras units from the order of battle and to reinstate them as Punjab regiments, the 2nd 6th, 16th, 22nd and 24th Madras Infantry were all well on their way to conversion when the official changes of title became effective in 1903.
The Sikhs and Rajputs from the various battalions were transferred to units allocated to India whilst 1 Punjab received in their place, Punjabi Mussalmans previously serving in battalions going to India's Army.
www.defencejournal.com /jun99/1st-punjab.htm   (1121 words)

  
 New Catholic Dictionary: Agra, archdiocese of   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Comprises United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, Northwest Frontier Province, parts of Bengal and Central Provinces, and Central India Agency; area, 91,843 square miles; suffragan sees, Ajmir and Allahabad; entrusted to the Capuchins.
Princess Sumroo, ruler over the city of Sardana (United Provinces) and a convert from Mohammedanism, notably advanced the cause of Catholicism within her domain.
She secured the appointment of one of the mission priests of her territory to the episcopal dignity, and is known for her numerous charities.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/ncd00228.htm   (92 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Discovery of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
His dreams and hopes for India as a forward looking, modern and tolerant nation fostering peace and co operation in the world are pretty well brought out in the book.
This history of India is eminently political, as the title proves it, since Nehru invites us to discover India, an entity that did not formaly exist yet.
Also, his portrayal of Muslim rule in India is somewhat biased, and he only describes the bad bits, such as the jizya and the pagan tyranny of Aurangzeb while glossing over the good bits during the reigns Emperors Akbar, Jehangir and all those chaps who tried to build bridges between Hindus and Muslims.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0195623592?v=glance   (2204 words)

  
 CHARLES BEMONT - LoveToKnow Article on CHARLES BEMONT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
BENARES, the Holy City of the Hindus, which gives its name to a district and division in the United Provinces of India.
But besides an immense resort to Benares of poor pilgrims from every part of India, a.s well as from Tibet and Burma, numbers of rich Hindus in the decline of life go there for religious salvation.
On the dismemberment of the Delhi empire, it was seized by Safdar Jang, the nawab wazir of Oudh, by whose grandson it was ceded to the East India Company by the treaty of 1775.
29.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BE/BEMONT_CHARLES.htm   (1530 words)

  
 Electronic Guide to the Badley Family CollectionPrepared by Aaron Smith and Chris Grygo, Student Assistants, and Mark ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Brenton Thoburn Badley (1876-1949), Bishop and Missionary, was born in United Provinces, India on May 29, 1876, the son of Brenton Hamline Badley.
Theodore Charles Badley (1879-1965), Missionary and Christian Educator, was born in Lucknow, India in 1879, the son of Brenton Hamline Badley, and the brother of Brenton Thoburn Badley.
Badley was transferred to the North India Annual Conference and arrived in India in December of 1872, where he was appointed to the city of Lucknow.
www.gcah.org /ead/gcah647.htm   (1048 words)

  
 Indonesia - The United East India Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The United Provinces of the Netherlands was, in a sense, the world's first modern state.
However, the English East India Company, established in 1600, proved to be a tenacious competitor.
When the people of the small Banda archipelago south of the Malukus continued to sell nutmeg and mace to English merchants, the Dutch killed or deported virtually the entire population and repopulated the islands with VOC indentured servants and slaves who worked in the nutmeg groves.
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 Uttar Pradesh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It covers the area of the old princely state of Oudh and the British Province of Agra.
They were merged in 1858 to form the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, later known as United Provinces.
The state comprises the regions of Rohilkhand in the northwest, Brij (Braj) in the southwest, Awadh (Oudh) in the centre, Bundelkhand in the south and Purvachal in the east.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/uttar_pradesh   (362 words)

  
 The Open Door Web Site : History : The United Provinces
In 1568 the seven northern provinces of the Spanish Netherlands rose in revolt against their Spanish masters.
In theory, the seven provinces were equal, with each sending an equal number of representatives to the national assembly or States-General.
The United Provinces was then governed by peaceful and tolerant burghers of whom the most famous was the gifted and incorruptible John de Witt.
www.saburchill.com /history/chapters/chap5131.html   (376 words)

  
 Places, mainly India and Pakistan
° Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a Chief Commissionership of India in the Bay of Bengal
° Bangalore, capital of Mysore, India and of Bangalore District, Mysore, India
° Oudh, formerly the Kingdom of Oudh, United Provinces, India
www.archives.lib.soton.ac.uk /mbindex/index10.shtml   (1516 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: From Movement to Government: The Congress in the United Provinces, 1937-42   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This book studies the Congress organization in the United Provinces in the period between 1936-42 and the manner in which the party dealt with the challenges thrown out by the British government.
The author records the growth of the new ideological trends and the process of mass mobilization of the party.
Here the main themes discussed are: the attempts by Gandhi to bring cohesion to an organization that had become unwieldy and dispersed, the changing attitude of the leadership towards the War, the scope of individual satyagraha, and the specific situation that gave rise to the Quit India Movement.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0761996206   (370 words)

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