British India


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British India

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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The partition of British India was accompanied by roughly 1.
They were often ruthlessly single minded about this and, such was the way of doing things in British India, there can be little doubt that all but the most high-minded of them crossed over the line into corruption and illicit activity.
This time it is not the ground underfoot, which has been disputed since the bloody partition of British India in 1947, but the water hurtling from mountain glaciers to parched farmers' fields in Pakistan's agricultural heartland.
Pakistan, June 14 -- I have been receiving a plethora of e-mails in response to my article 'Two Nation Theory' (Daily Times, June 7, 2010), which has now necessitated that I further develop my thoughts on the complex political scenario that 1940s' British India presented and which ultimately led to two distinct events that are often interlinked: the partition of India and the creation of Pakistan.
Jones ignores statements showing: that official imperial policy prohibited entry of missionaries into British India (261-62, 270, 320-24, and elsewhere); that Indian Christians were severely persecuted by imperial officials; that Indian Christian soldiers were required to participate in Hindu festivals, in violation of their consciences; that British officials who attempted to propagate Christian faith were summarily cashiered (270); and that British officials, civil and military, who dared to organize a formal petition against government support for Hindu institutions, were reprimanded or required to resign (271-72).
In 1937, Britain started to rule Burma separately from British India.
At a press meeting on November 14, 1946, nine months before British India was partitioned into two countries, India and Pakistan, Jinnah was asked about the future of the communal situation in what would become Pakistan.
Four distinct legacies of the British India Army (BIA) are particularly relevant here.
In terms of logistics, British India and Soviet Union were better placed than the United States.
By tracing these links, Charles Allen, a British writer who is an authority on British India and South Asian history, has provided an indispensable tool for understanding "Islamic fundamentalism" and "Islamism" today.
It was demarcated and then signed into a treaty on 12 November 1893 between the ruler of Afghanistan, Amir Abdul Rahman Khan, and Sir Mortimer Durand, foreign secretary of what was then British India.
The dockyard was developed into a major naval facility during the British occupation of Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, and played a major role in the defense of British India during World War II.

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