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.

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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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.
Here is page 534, column two, a substantial block of print dealing, I perceive, with the trade and resources of British India.
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.
More importantly, Article 5 of the Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919, on the basis of which Afghanistan reclaimed its independence, says that Afghanistan accepted all previously agreed border arrangements with British India.
It was in consequence of this that the All India Muslim League was formed at Dhaka on December 30, 1906 at a meeting of the All India Mohammedan Educational Conference presided over by Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk on a motion of Nawab Salimullah for the purpose of protecting the political and other interests of Muslims of British India.
She was born into a Punjabi Muslim family in Kasur, Punjab, British India and was one of the eleventh children of Imdad Ali and Fateh Bibi.
Aga Khan I, whose real name was Hasan Ali Shah, was also awarded the status of 'Prince' by the British government and he was the only religious community leader in British India who was granted a gun salute.
Winston Churchill began his career as a junior officer and war correspondent in the North West borderlands of British India, and this experience was the beginning of his long relationship with the Islamic world.
Kent examines select texts in order to show how "human subjects and human institutions" (172) were mutually constructed in the company culture of British India and how this culture influenced daily lives, everyday spaces, and postcompany India in the nineteenth century.
1925: The beginning of Pink's War, named for Wing Commander Richard Pink, a bombing operation by the RAF (its first independent of Army or Royal Navy) against militant tribesmen of south Waziristan between British India and Afghanistan.
The socio-economic state of the natives and squalid life style negate all the claims the British India Government made regarding the socio-economic development and progress of the colonized land.
The Durand Line was drawn up by the British in 1893 to delineate the boundary between what was then British India and the Kingdom of Afghanistan.

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