Unformatted text preview: Crown seized the lands directly, forming the &quot;Jewel in the Crown of the British Empire&quot;. Unfortunately for them, they had not counted on the great efforts of a bald lawyer named Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. In 1947, exhausted from WWII and under great pressure from the Indians, Great Britain gave India its independence. However, there was a small problem. Most Indians at this point were Hindu, but there was a vocal Muslim minority that had co-operated with the British, more than Gandhi had. For these reasons, the Raj was divided into predominantly Hindu India (although it is referred to as Bharat in most Indian languages), and entirely Muslim Pakistan (which was then split in 1971 into its current form and Bangladesh ). For the army of The Raj see Kipling's Finest ....
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