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Prior to British raj, India was divided into several small states ruled by different kings each trying to establish its supremacy over other. British kind of unified this country and gave it an identity of India. Do you agree?

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Asked by naveen garg, 25 May '07 09:26 pm
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British never unified the country but made treaty with princely states and at the time of Independence they left choice to these rulers either to merge with India or with Pakistan or remain Independent.It was the prudent leadership and handling of Ironman and Home Minister to convince them to merge with India.Hyderbad was taken by police force and Junagarh after reluctence agreed to merge.In case of Kashmir the interfence of Nehruji due to his love affairs with Lady Mountbeten it was sent to UNO and a ceisefire was declared otherwise there would not be any problem of Kashmir left as it is today.
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 14 Oct '07 08:16 pm

 
  
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NOt entirely correct. Even though India as it is today didn't existed when Before british, The Sikh Empire and the Moghul empire were India. There were lot of small states in SOuth. Now the British ruled over each state one by one,these states were mostly rules by individual mughal states and after Maharaja Ranjjit Singh they attacked Punjab. Pakistan was part of Punjab as a matter of fact, Sikh empire rules till Afghanistan. Anyways, WIth this British rules the enitire iNdian region and then divided it in atleast three countries, Pakistan,East Pakistan and India. OS they didn't unified it, they divided it.
Answered by Suresh Pandey, 25 May '07 09:35 pm

 
  
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No because British did not really united but made them a subject of British empire whioch was not the true spirit of unification.The real unification was brought about by Sardar Patel.
Answered by prabhakar pandit, 25 May '07 09:28 pm

 
  
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Britishers did not unify the nation. They believed in Divide & Rule policy. Having so many rulers worked to their advantage as there was no fear of ant uprising as the nation was divided. They also benefitted in providing security to kings fighting other kings and took money from both of the rivals. After independence, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel did a lot to unify India.
Answered by Marc Fernandes, 25 May '07 09:28 pm

 
  
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Yes i agree, i think what ever we have developed ourselves inthat also british had there contribution
Answered by Atul Hingnekar, 25 May '07 09:27 pm

 
  
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