What was the condition of women during the British rule in India?
Better than it had been before, but still not all that great.
When they established the Raj, the British introduced a lot of Western ideas and institutions into India, some good, some bad. One of the good ones was women's rights, and the British quickly moved to end a number of cultural practices in various regions of India that were particularly oppressive to women.
A famous example was the burning of widows; this was never all that common, but it was something certain Hindu sects did. The British banned it.
They also instituted age minimums...
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