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India British & World English

A country in southern Asia occupying the greater part of the Indian subcontinent; population 1,156,897,800 (est. 2009); official languages, Hindi and English (fourteen other languages are recognized as official in certain regions; of these, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu have most first-language speakers); capital, New Delhi

India New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

country in southern Asia

East India British & World English

Another name for East Indies222.

India paper British & World English

Soft, absorbent paper, originally imported from China and used for proofs of engravings

India paper New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

soft paper used for proofs of engravings

British India British & World English

That part of the Indian subcontinent administered by the British from 1765, when the East India Company acquired control over Bengal, until 1947, when India became independent and Pakistan was created. By 1850 British India was coterminous with India’s boundaries in the west and north and by 1885 it included Burma in the east. The period of British rule was known as the Raj

pride of India British & World English

Any of a number of Asian trees which are cultivated as ornamentals, in particular:

East India Company British & World English

A trading company formed in 1600 to develop commerce in the newly colonized areas of SE Asia and India. In the 18th century it took administrative control of Bengal and other areas of India, and held it until the British Crown took over in 1858 in the wake of the Indian Mutiny

India rubber tree British & World English

Another term for rubber plant222.

Dutch East India Company British & World English

A Dutch trading company founded in 1602 to protect Dutch trading interests in the Indian Ocean

Dutch West India Company British & World English

A Dutch trading company founded in 1621 to develop Dutch trading interests in western India, South America, and West Africa

Indian ink British & World English

Deep black ink containing dispersed carbon particles, used especially in drawing and technical graphics

India ink in Indian ink British & World English

Deep black ink containing dispersed carbon particles, used especially in drawing and technical graphics

Clive, Robert British & World English

1st Baron Clive of Plassey (1725–74), British general and colonial administrator; known as Clive of India. In 1757 he recaptured Calcutta (now Kolkata), following the Black Hole incident, and gained control of Bengal. He served as governor of Bengal 1765-7, but was implicated in the East India company’s corruption scandals and committed suicide

Clive of India in Clive, Robert British & World English

1st Baron Clive of Plassey (1725–74), British general and colonial administrator; known as Clive of India. In 1757 he recaptured Calcutta (now Kolkata), following the Black Hole incident, and gained control of Bengal. He served as governor of Bengal 1765-7, but was implicated in the East India company’s corruption scandals and committed suicide