British India


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British India

The part of the Indian subcontinent under direct British rule until India and Pakistan achieved independence in 1947.
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British India

n
(Placename) the 17 provinces of India formerly governed by the British under the British sovereign: ceased to exist in 1947 when the independent states of India and Pakistan were created
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Brit′ish In′dia


n.
a part of India, comprising 17 provinces, that prior to 1947 was subject to British law: now divided among India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
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The history of our expedition is part of the history of British India. It has no place in this narrative.
"Here is page 534, column two, a substantial block of print dealing, I perceive, with the trade and resources of British India. Jot down the words, Watson!
But, recently, five confederated Kings, who had no business to confederate, had been informed by a kindly Northern Power that there was a leakage of news from their territories into British India. So those Kings' Prime Ministers were seriously annoyed and took steps, after the Oriental fashion.
That one is France; that, British India. Here you have the United States of America, home of liberty, theatre of manhood suffrage, kingless and lordless land of Protection, Republicanism, and the realized Radical Programme, where all the black chattel slaves were turned into wage-slaves (like my father's white fellows) at a cost of 800,000 lives and wealth incalculable.
It was royal geographical society which recommended the forward policy to bring Gilgit within the framework of British India's outer defence.
Mir Sultan Khan was born in 1905 in Mittha, Punjab, British India. His prowess at the Indian variety of chess brought him to the notice of Colonel Nawab Sir Umar Hayat Khan who taught him the European game.
Among their topics are Indian women's writing in the 19th century, colonized: the Bengali woman writer in British India, Marathi women novelists and colonial modernity: Kashibai Kanitkar and Indirabai Sahasrabuddhe, writing self: writing for others, securing pass marks: education for women in the early modern Kannada novel, and revisiting the fist Tulu novel Sati Kamale.
For starting the political role of the Muslims of British India, the Simla Deputation to Lord Minto, the Viceroy, on October 1, 1906 headed by Sir Aga Khan III did play a pivotal role.
The founders of the Drunken Munkey, a bar/restaurant inspired by colonial British India, will be opening another location at 31 Cornelia Street, a space formerly occupied by Po.
Titles such as Rai Bahadur, Sawai, Rai Sahab, Zamindar, Taluqdar, etc were prevalent in medieval and British India. All these titles were abolished by article 18 of the constitution.
In which year was British India divided into Pakistan and India?
A stylish woman who makes choices that are no one else's but her own-that is the woman British India had in mind in creating its latest collection.

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