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Indian Empire

British India and the Indian states ruled by native princes but under indirect British control: dissolved in 1947 and absorbed into India and Pakistan. Unabridged
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  • The Indian Empire is ponderous and complex from any point of view.

    East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield
  • It was here that the foundations of the Indian Empire may be said to have been laid.

    The Story of Madras Glyn Barlow
  • Fate looks after the Indian Empire because it is so big and so helpless.

  • The holding of the Indian Empire did not depend on any position in the Pacific.

  • There exist in the Indian Empire no fewer than fifty-one species of fly-catcher.

    Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar
  • Carlyle was right when he compared that part of our inheritance with the Indian Empire.

    Walking Shadows Alfred Noyes
  • The whole Indian Empire was tumbling down, and none was loyal!

    The Disputed V.C. Frederick P. Gibbon
  • If they want the barracks, what's the meaning of what they call 'the response of the Indian Empire'?

    The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett
  • A map of the Indian Empire occupied the larger part of one wall.

  • Simla really does not deserve to be known outside the Indian Empire.

    Rudyard Kipling

    John Palmer
British Dictionary definitions for Indian Empire

Indian Empire

British India and the Indian states under indirect British control, which gained independence as India and Pakistan in 1947
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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