I'm not getting into the details because only a few of us have the required level of patience to read anything that's lengthy. India was a very divided country before the East India Company set its foot here. Already invaded by outsiders and proven to the world that we're easy to conquer. You know why? because we were DIVIDED. We were a bunch of provinces who were extremely strong if we stood together but vulnerable if we were separated. And the Britishers were cunning enough to "divide and rule" us. It was pretty easy for them because we ourselves wanted to stay divided on the basis of caste, religion, and region.