|Statement||by Hugh Trevaskis; edited by Eve Trevaskis.|
|LC Classifications||DS481.T73 A33|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||, 145 p., leaf.|
|Number of Pages||145|
|LC Control Number||73168482|
The Raj was, for two hundred years, the jewel in the British imperial crown. Although founded on military expansionism and undoubted exploitation, it developed over the centuries into what has been called 'benign autocracy' - the government of many by few, with the active collaboration of most Indians in recognition of a desire for the advancement of their country/5(25). “The Raj” refers to the rule of Britain in India. It was pervasive enough to spawn fashions in architecture, governance, language and in virtually every aspect of British life. The Raj was the centerpiece of the British Empire. Officially, The Raj ended in August when India achieved Independence. When the British left it was just above 3 per cent. The British empire in India began with the East India Company, incorporated in , by royal charter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I, to trade in silk, spices and other profitable Indian commodities. Within a century and a half, the Company had become a power to reckon with in India. Greedily gobbled this one up - this book has it all - the British raj, India in its prime, Postcolonial Independent India, the dirty politics that plagued us as a new nation, and the grace and poise of India's royalty - really transports one to the bygone era of princely states, polo matches, and french chiffon saris/5.
India Office Papers, British Library (OIOC, BL): printed archives. L/MIL/5/ Lecture on Indianisation to the Imperial Defence College L/MIL/5/ Chatfield Committee. L/MIL/7/ Reorganisation of the Indian Army – L/MIL/7/ Frontier Operations . The Partition of British India in resulted in the establishment of the independent states of India and Pakistan and the end of the British Raj. The decision to divide British India along religious lines led to widespread upheaval and communal violence in the period leading up to and following the official day of independence, 15 August Cited by: 3. After the suppression of the Indian Mutiny – or First War of Independence, as it is known in India – the British Government ended the rule of the East India Company Author: Stephen Mcclarence. Book review Why Shashi Tharoor’s ‘An Era Of Darkness’ should be translated into every Indian language It is the one sweeping story of independent India’s history that every Indian must know.
With this brilliant line begins Alex Von Tunzelmann's wonderful Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire, a book I highly recommend for its great depiction of the final days of the above quote though, is so fitting for the start of our journey, for it gives an idea of what England and India were, before they became Ruler and Rule d. He came as a teacher, but went on to report one of the Raj's most audacious acts - Francis Younghusband's expedition into Tibet - and then the Mesopotamian campaign during World War I. The British Raj (/ r ɑː dʒ /; from rāj, literally, "rule" in Sanskrit and Hindustani) was the rule by the British Crown on the Indian subcontinent from to The rule is also called Crown rule in India, or direct rule in India. The region under British control was commonly called India in contemporaneous usage, and included areas directly administered by the United Kingdom, which Capital: Calcutta, (–), New Delhi, (–). Buy Plain Tales from the Raj: Images of British India in the Twentieth Century by Allen, Charles (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(70).