Districts of British India

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The Districts of British India were administrative units of the Government of the British Raj or Indian Empire. Districts were generally subdivisions of the provinces and divisions of British India[1]

History

Districts, often known as 'prant', were established as subdivisions of the provinces and divisions of British India that were under one of the three Presidencies. [2]

Most of the districts that were created during the British Raj became Districts of India after the independence of India.

Historical districts

The following list includes only districts of British India that became extinguished or that saw major changes in their history:

Districts in the Madras Presidency

Districts in the Bengal Presidency

Districts in the Bombay Presidency

Other districts

See also

References

  1. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India. Published under the authority of His Majesty's Secretary of State for India in Council. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1907-1909
  2. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, vol. V, 1908

External links

  • Pamphlets issued by the India office and by other British and Indian governmental agencies, relating to the government of India, and to various political, economic, and social questions concerning it and Burma
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