British India and the Indian states ruled by native princes but under indirect British control: dissolved in 1947 and absorbed into India and Pakistan.
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British Dictionary definitions for Indian Empire
British India and the Indian states under indirect British control, which gained independence as India and Pakistan in 1947
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