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Chapter 15: Landmarks in Constitutional Development during British Rule: A Historical Perspective

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Landmarks in Constitutional Development during British Rule: A Historical Perspective
Landmarks in constitutional development during British rule: A historical perspective

Colonialism expanded its control in India in two distinct ways. First, by tactfully following the divisive divide-et-impera strategy which created and sustained the schism between the two major communities of Hindus and Muslims. The British strategy worked favourably because of the socio-economic differences that separated these two communities. In course of time, the divide and rule formula not only consolidated the British rule in India, it also created conditions for the politically ...

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