In 1858 British goverment took control of India. Many english families went lo live and work there.Because of the weather there was a lot of illness and many children were never really well.Children were often back to India to live with relatives or to boarding schools. Indians were servants and some English people were sometimes rude to them. India became independent from Britain in 1947. Their great leader Mahatma Ghandi  (1869-1948 )  led the Congress Party in a peaceful struggle to allow Indians to govern their own country. The country was divided into two parts: India and Pakistan after independence. Many people from Europe enjoy indian cooking and go to visit  The Taj Mahal  a wanderful mausoleum built by an Indian emperor to his wife.