British Raj in India

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What was the period of direct British rule over the Indian subcontinent called?

The British Raj

When did the British Raj officially begin?

1858

What event led to the establishment of the British Raj?

The Indian Rebellion of 1857

What were some major changes brought about by the British Raj in India?

Democracy, the rule of law, railways, joint stock companies, and cricket

What effects did the British Raj have on India's socio-cultural and political landscape?

Seeds of discord amongst the masses along racial and religious lines, promotion of white supremacy, and cultural imperialism

What was the British Raj intended to do in terms of Indian participation in governance?

Increase Indian participation in governance

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The British Raj, also known as Crown rule in India or Direct rule in India, was the period of direct British rule over the Indian subcontinent from 1858 until the independence of India in 1947 The Raj succeeded the management of the subcontinent by the British East India Company and was intended to increase Indian participation in governance

The establishment of the British Raj can be traced to the Indian Rebellion of 1857, which was a widespread mutiny against the British East India Company's rule The British government took possession of the company's assets and imposed direct rule, with the British Raj officially beginning in 1858

The British Raj had a major socio-cultural and political effect on India. The British Empire sowed seeds of discord amongst the masses along racial and religious lines, and the promotion of white supremacy and the English language enveloped the people in a sense of cultural imperialism The British Raj also brought about major changes in India, including the establishment of democracy, the rule of law, railways, joint stock companies, and cricket

The Raj was a period of both challenges and achievements. The British claimed a huge set of achievements, including democracy, the rule of law, railways, the joint stock company, and cricket [100] [101] [102] [103] [104] [105] [106] [107] [108] [109] [110] [111] [112] [113] [114] [115] [116] [117] [118] [119] [120] [121] [122] [123] [124] [125] [126] [127] [128] [129] [130] [131] [132] [133] [134] [135] [136] [137] [138] [139] [140] [141] [142] [143] [144] [145] [146] [147] [148] [149] [150] [151] [152] [153] [154] [155] [156] [157] [158] [159] [160] [161] [162] [163] [164] [165] [166] [167] [168] [169] [170] [171] [172] [173] [174] [175] [176] [177] [178] [179] [180] [181] [182] [183] [184] [185] [186] [187] [188] [189] [190] [191] [192] [193] [194] [195] [196] [197] [198] [199] [200] [201] [202] [203] [204] [205] [206] [207] [208] [209] [210] [211] [212] [213] [214] [215] [216] [217] [218] [219] [220] [221] [222] [223] [224] [225] [226] [227] [228] [229] [230] [231] [232] [233] [234] [235] [236] [237] [238] [239] [240] [241] [242] [243] [244] [245] [246] [247] [248] [249] [250] [251] [252] [253] [254] [255] [256] [257] [258] [259] [260] [261] [262] [263] [264] [265] [266] [267] [268] [269] [270] [271] [272] [273] [274] [275] [276] [277] [278] [279] [280] [281] [282] [283] [284] [285] [286] [287] [288] [289] [290] [291] [292] [293] [294] [295] [296] [297] [298] [299] [300] [301] [302] [303] [304] [305] [306] [307] [308] [309] [310] [311] [312] [313] [314] [315] [316] [317] [318] [319] [320] [321] [322] [323] [324] [325] [326] [327] [328] [329] [330] [331] [332] [333] [334] [335] [336] [337] [338] [339] [340] [341] [342] [343] [344] [345] [346] [347] [348] [349] [350] [351] [352] [353] [354] [3

Test your knowledge about the period of direct British rule over the Indian subcontinent from 1858 until the independence of India in 1947, its impact on Indian society, and the major socio-cultural and political changes it brought about.

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