How to use British india in a sentence

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  • A service of the British India Steam Navigation Company's steamers has been established between Negapatam and Colombo through Palk Strait and this narrow passage.

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  • It has generally come to be that of Germany and, so far as the finances of the countries allow, of Austria and Russia; British India also affords not a few examples of the same method.

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  • The island of Ceylon is distinguished from the neighbouring parts of British India by little more than its separate administration and the Buddhistic religion of its population.

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  • It thus places a broad width of independent territory between the boundaries of British India (which have remained practically, though not absolutely, untouched) and Afghanistan; and this independent belt includes Swat, Bajour and a part of the Nlohmand territory north of the Kabul river.

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  • From the Gomal Baluchistan itself becomes an intervening state between British India and Afghanistan, and the dividing line between Baluchistan and Afghanistan is laid down with all the precision employed on the more northerly sections of the demarcation.

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  • While British India has so far avoided actual geographical contact with one great European power in Asia on the north and west, she has touched another on the east.

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  • The Mahrattas have always been a separate nation or people, and still regard themselves as such, though nowadays they are almost all under British or Mahommedan jurisdiction; that is, they belong either to British India or to the nizam's dominions.

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  • Blanford's Birds of British India (1898)(1898) remains the standard work.

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  • In 1906 the United States contributed 65% of the commercial cotton, British India 19%,19%, Egypt 7%, and Russia 3%.

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  • The area under cotton in all British India is about 20,000,000 acres, the crop being grown in a very primitive manner.

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  • A trigonometrical survey of British India was begun in 1800 and the country can now boast of a survey which in most respects is equal to those of most European states.

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  • The Kew herbarium, founded by Sir William Hooker and greatly increased by his son Sir Joseph Hooker, is also very rich in types, especially those of plants described in the Flora of British India and various colonial floras.

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  • About a fourth of the salt produced is exported to foreign countries, and of this about three-fourths goes to British India.

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  • In Bengal measurements were already abandoned by 1897, when the finger print system was adopted throughout British India.

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  • The value of Chitral as an outpost of British India may be best gauged by its geographical position.

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  • The Shan States were declared to be a part of British India by notification in 1886.

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  • The law to be administered in each state is the customary law of the state, so far as it is in accordance with the justice, equity and good conscience, and not opposed to the spirit of the law in the rest of British India.

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  • The forests of Burma are the finest in British India and one of the chief assets of the wealth of the country; it is from Burma that the world draws its main supply of teak for shipbuilding, and indeed it was the demand for teak that largely led to the annexation of Burma.

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  • It is now not only the headquarters of the English naval squadron in the Persian Gulf, and the land terminus of the Indo-European telegraph, but it also forms the chief station in the Gulf of the British India Steam Navigation Company, which runs its vessels weekly between Bombay and Basra.

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  • In 1901-1902 the value of the import and export trade with British India amounted only to £57,000.

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  • It was thus as large as, or perhaps somewhat larger than, British India before the conquest of Burma.

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  • The chief importance of Afghanistan in modern days is due to its position as a " buffer state " intervening between the two great empires of Asiatic Russia and British India.

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  • The rice crop is most important in Burma, Bengal and Madras, and there is an average of 20 million acres under rice in the other provinces of British India.

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  • Mahommedan rule remodelled the revenue system, and has left behind fifty millions of Mussulmans in British India.

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  • In 1893 the frontiers of Afghanistan and British India were defined by a joint agreement between the two governments, known as the Durand agreement.

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  • There is a regular fortnightly steamship service between Marseilles and Port Louis by the Messageries Maritimes, a four-weekly service with Southampton via Cape Town by the Union Castle, and a four-weekly service with Colombo direct by the British India Co.'s boats.

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  • Relations had now commenced with England and British India.

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  • This system of annual review and adjustment of the public finances obtains not only in the British colonies, but in British India.

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  • Other Count Rms. - British India is divided into police districts,.

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  • It is divided into two main divisions, British Baluchistan, which is a portion of British India under the chief commissioner, and the foreign territories under the administration or superintendence of the same officer as agent to the governor-general.

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  • The eastern boundary of this northern section of Baluchistan is the " red line " at the foot of the frontier hills, which defines the border of British India.

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  • It is leased from Kalat, and forms a distinctive province, being brought under the ordinary forms of civil administration in British India.

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  • British Baluchistan was incorporated with British India by the resolution of 1st November 1887, and divided into two districts - Quetta-Pishin and Thal Chotiali - to be administered by a deputy-commissioner and a regular staff.

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  • It has a British post office, and the steamers of the British India Company call there weekly.

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  • At the close of Lord Dalhousie's administration (1856) British India was held by some 233,000 native and some 45,000 British troops - roughly a proportion of 5 to 1.

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  • It has telegraph and post offices, and the mail steamers of the British India Steam Navigation Company call at the port weekly.

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  • Burke, hating wrong and injustice with a bitter hatred, had descried in the government of British India by the East India Company a disgrace to the English name.

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  • A combined naval and miltary force was thereupon despatched, and the place was captured and annexed to British India on the 16th of January 1839.

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  • Her early research focused on the gendered spatiality of imperial travel and travel writing by women, and imperial domesticity in British India.

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  • The first viceroy, Lord Canning, was appointed to govern British India.

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  • The supply comes chiefly from British India.

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