Raj the making and unmaking of british india pdf

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Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India by Lawrence James

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A History of British India - Indian and British Economic Interests - The Great Courses

Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India

The whole was also more formally called the Indian Empire. This system of governance was instituted on 28 June , when, after the Indian Rebellion of , the rule of the British East India Company was transferred to the Crown in the person of Queen Victoria [12] who, in , was proclaimed Empress of India. It lasted until , when it was partitioned into two sovereign dominion states: the Dominion of India later the Republic of India and the Dominion of Pakistan later the Islamic Republic of Pakistan , the eastern part of which, still later, became the People's Republic of Bangladesh. At the inception of the Raj in , Lower Burma was already a part of British India; Upper Burma was added in , and the resulting union, Burma Myanmar , was administered as an autonomous province until , when it became a separate British colony, gaining its own independence in The British Raj extended over almost all present-day India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, except for small holdings by other European nations such as Goa and Pondicherry.

The past of the British Raj refers to the period of British rule on the Indian subcontinent between and The system of governance was instituted in when the rule of the East India Company was transferred to the Crown in the person of Queen Victoria who in was proclaimed Empress of India. It lasted until , when the British provinces of India were partitioned into two sovereign dominion states: the Dominion of India and the Dominion of Pakistan , leaving the princely states to choose between them. The two new dominions later became the Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan the eastern half of which, still later, became the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The province of Burma in the eastern region of the Indian Empire had been made a separate colony in and became independent in In the later half of the 19th century, both the direct administration of India by the British crown and the technological change ushered in by the industrial revolution , had the effect of closely intertwining the economies of India and Great Britain. Since Dalhousie had embraced the technological change then rampant in Great Britain, India too saw rapid development of all those technologies.

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