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Colonial India

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Colonial India was a period in the history of South Asia, during which European powers ruled, or had significant influence of what is today India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Burma. The United Kingdom was the main colonial power, though France and Portugal held some territory.

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From 1757 to 1848, the British East India Company was the dominant force. From 1858 to 1947, most of South Asia became the British Raj, the "jewel in the crown" of the British Empire.

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