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The Indian sub-continent was annexed by Britain was under the administration of the British East India Company from the early 18th century and administered directly by the United Kingdom after the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The modern Indian nation became independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi.

For many of the nations in the former British Empire WW1 was the beginning of independence movements that came to the fore in the 1930s and ended in independence shortly after WW2, this was true for India also.