THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND SOUTH ASIA

British India was a region of Asia which included the following present day countries either as British governed areas or as Princely States:

Part of Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Bhutan

India

Nepal​

Pakistan

Whilst Sri Lanka and the Maldives were never part of British India, they were both British colonies for the same period as British India. Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948, and the Maldives became independent from the British in 1965.