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British Rule (1757-1947)
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Probably for most Hindus, the era of British imperialist rule brought little more significant change than the preceding era. Living in villages seldom visited by government officials and perhaps enjoying improved communications while suffering the consequences of increased land assessments, during much of this period the majority of Indians experienc…

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Gottschalk, Peter, “British Rule (1757-1947)”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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