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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This showed that both the leaders were highly confiding in each other and jointly making strategy regarding the future of the Muslims in British India.
Kent approaches these and several other texts as records of the hopes, fears, and complex relations that emerged between British India, Britain, and the local population, alongside the tensions that marked the relationships between Anglo-Indians and colonial administrators.
Ahmed Ali manifests, "On the other side the ugly Clock Tower jutted its head towards the sky, and by its side the dull red building of the Town Hall looked drab" (30) it is clear negation of the claims the British India Government boastingly made regarding the development of physical infrastructure in every walk of life; the rising tower, symbol of colonial power and pride, bears striking contrast with the depilated Town Hall constructed for the public and community welfare and services.
My dad was born 4,000 miles away in British India in the 1940s.
KANPUR -- At British India Corporation's textile factory in Kanpur, four men sit in a control room watching computerized gauges eight hours a day.
In Saudagar, the setting changes from Venice to Pratapgarh, a princely state in British India where a merchant borrows a sum of `30,000 to help his friend woo the princess.
The Harry Potter and Educating Rita actress will play a British widow and "a force to be reckoned with" staying in Simla, the summer capital of British India, in the Channel 4 drama.
From Little London to Little Bengal: Religion, Print, and Modernity in Early British India, 1793-1835
Campden BRI which provides research, analysis and consultancy to the brewing industry worldwide, was chosen to create the traditional British India Pale Ale using two new British hops - Jester and Endeavour.
Overall, the specimens from British India form the largest part of the collection, reflecting the importance of India to the British economy, particularly in the period after 1857.
The Railway Workshops also became the main instrument in setting the foundation of Technical institutes in Punjab and other areas of British India.
The Dilwara was built in 1935 by Barclay, Curle & Company in Glasgow for The British India Steam Navigation Company.

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