Definition of Raj in English:


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Pronunciation: /rɑː(d)ʒ


(the Raj) • historical
  • 1British sovereignty in India: the last days of the Raj
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    • This set of essays written over a span of forty years from 1961 to 2002, examines the structure and working of the British Raj in India during the first half of Crown Rule.
    • In 1921, the Malabar Muslims, known as Moplahs, started a rebellion against the British raj whom they treated as enemies of Islam.
    • Moreover, several police stations and even headquarters of the police divisions in the country continue to function on the methodology that has little changed since its inception during the British raj.
  • 1.1 (raj) [mass noun] Indian Rule; government: [in singular]: they alleged that a ‘goonda raj’ had been set up in the state
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    • The licence-permit raj created passive consumers willing to buy any rubbish available.
    • Triplicane and Ice House areas have had a long history of goonda raj.
    • In a civilisation which boasts of panchayati raj in 5000 BC, democracy is still in its infancy.


from Hindi rāj 'reign'.

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