Common questions

How many British settled in India?

How many British settled in India?

Over the two and a half centuries the British ruled the Indian subcontinent, an estimated two million of the island nation’s citizens travelled here.

Are there still British in India?

Thousands of British citizens, many of them elderly, are still stuck in India a month after the country went into lockdown, the Foreign Office has admitted. Some have been running out of medicine or have been scared to go outside amid reports of violence against foreigners.

How many years were British in India?


EIC in India 1612–1757
Company rule in India 1757–1858
British rule in Portuguese India 1797–1813
British Raj 1858–1947
British rule in Burma 1824–1948

How many years did the British stay in India?

Almost everyone in India knows this by heart — Britishers ruled India for 200 years. We got rid of them in 1947 and Robert Clive won the battle of Plassey in 1757, so that is a neat 190 years.

When did British take over India?

British raj, period of direct British rule over the Indian subcontinent from 1858 until the independence of India and Pakistan in 1947.

How big was the British population in India?

At its height in 1947, the British population in India (including their descendents) numbered ~800,000. This community dwindled rapidly after India’s Independence.

What was the population of India in 1901?

Census of 1901 gives the total population at 294 million, including 62 million in the princely states and 232 million in British India. About 170,000 are Europeans.

What was British India like in the 19th century?

Thus British Indian history in the 19th century is often divided into two halves, separated by the great watershed of 1857: an age of ill-considered reform, followed by an age of iron conservatism. Conservatism was eventually to provoke a different form of reaction, the nationalism out of which modern India was to be born.

How many Indians lived in Britain before the 1950s?

It is estimated 8,000 Indians (a proportion being lascar sailors) lived in Britain permanently prior to the 1950s. Due to the majority of early Asian immigrants being lascar seamen, the earliest Indian communities were found in port towns.

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