Talk:Colonial India

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Why Industrial Britain?[edit]

That article doesn't mention India at all, though perhaps it should. My feeling, though, is that unless it does, it shouldn't be linked here. Please make a counter-argument. Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:23, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Why this article?[edit]

Isn't this an unnecessary subset of British Raj? Sorry to ask so many questions, but I'm thinking maybe this would be better as a redirect. Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:12, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

  • The gist here is the non-British colonial part of Indian history. Could it be, or could it be not easily inserted in the Raj article? Ibaman (talk) 01:23, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
That doesn't look like the gist to me. I think that probably should be a section in "British Raj", unless you feel like there's enough potential content for there to be a "French Colonial India" or "Portuguese Colonial India" article. Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:28, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
No, I don't feel like there's enough potential...maybe if I ever went there I could change my mind; a Brazilian friend of mine lived in Mumbai and visited Goa and had a deeply good time with all the cultural/historic/gastronomic connections and such. The Portuguese got there earlier and left later than the British, it's a parallel story but not the same story. Having said all that, thinking about avoiding having overlapping redundant pages, it's better for the while to open a subsection on the Raj article. Ibaman (talk) 01:36, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
The Portuguese had a long and enduring presence in India. There are many words of Portuguese origin in most Indian languages, even in ones far from the west coast where the Portuguese were most influential. The cuisine was also transformed. It may be better to create separate articles on Portuguese India, French India, Dutch India and Danish India though. Then this could become a disambiguation page. But for now a redirect is probably the best option since the British Raj eventually became 99% of the country. Gizza (roam) 03:32, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Three years later, there are still no relevant sites listed that a traveller could visit. It's just a list of cities and countries. The traveller would be better served by a redirect to British Raj, which has a more detailed history and a list of sites the reader can visit. Ground Zero (talk) 02:20, 8 July 2021 (UTC)

I agree. There's no useful info here, and the reader would learn much more info by reading British Raj (by being forced to, and not just a link in the see also section). (in conclusion, Merge) SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 02:27, 8 July 2021 (UTC)
Merge. This stubby article has nothing on British Raj. Other empire-related articles are available. (We might want to put Portuguese_Empire#South_Asia in its See also.) Nelson Ricardo (talk) 02:59, 12 July 2021 (UTC)
I've redirected it. As SHB2000 wrote, there wasn't any useful info here to merge in. It was really just a placeholder, and didn't develop beyond that over its 6 years. Ground Zero (talk) 12:10, 20 July 2021 (UTC)