What Was the Reason for India to Get Its Independence from Britain

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What was the reason for India to get its independence from Britain?

By Allen Shaji

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The British Empire was the biggest empire the world had ever seen. Due to this, Human Rights were very close to extinction. At the peak of its power, it was often said that "the sun never sets on the British Empire" because of its span across the globe.

Map of India in 1857. India was one of those countries. Back then in the late 17th century Pakistan Bangladesh was all parts of India. Not for Long though Map of India in 1857. India was one of those countries. Back then in the late 17th century Pakistan Bangladesh was all parts of India. Not for Long though

Therefore India had a large population. The British rule in India became known as "The Raj," which was derived from the Sanskrit term raja meaning king. The term did not have official meaning until after 1858, but it was in popular usage many years before that. England was mostly interested in the main parts of India because there was a lot diamonds and jewellery. British merchants could make a fortune in India and would then return home. For example Bengaluru, Agra and Delhi. One very precious Stone called the Koh-I-Noor had belonged to India until the British took over the castle and seized the diamond for the Empress of India, Queen Victoria in 1877. Today you can see the Koh-I-Nor in the Tower of London. Still there are big rows over if India should have it or England. This picture shows the Koh-I-Noor. It is a 105 carat diamond, one of the biggest the world had ever seen. It was owned by a rich king this is only picture but the true story of how they got this is still hidden by British troops This picture shows the Koh-I-Noor. It is a 105 carat diamond, one of the biggest the world had ever seen. It was owned by a rich king this is only picture but the true story of how they got this is still hidden by British troops

Another Thing the English did was that they ruined the Taj Mahal. When the...
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