The Great Game - Why Britain partitioned India?
Rich in every aspect, India is a land that has always been coveted by every power and wealth hungry empire and despot. Empires came and went plundering what they could, but it was the wily British who institutionalised empire for exploitation. It was the 'Jewel in the crown' of the British Empire, and every effort was made to retain, expand its hold on India. The Great Game nowadays means something else today, but beginning in 1830 it was the rivalry between Russia and the B