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Mid-Nineteenth to Mid-Twentieth Century: Between 1958 and 1947, India is a colony under British rule.

Late Twentieth Century: As of 1947, India becomes an independent nation called the Republic of India. Pakistan is created as an independent nation.

Mid-Nineteenth to Mid-Twentieth Century: In 1947, the newly formed Republic of India officially recognizes 14 different Indian languages and dialects, as well as English.

Late Twentieth Century: The Republic of India now officially recognizes 18 different Indian languages and dialects (as well as English).

Early Twentieth Century: In the pre-independence era of Indian history, there is essentially no substantial body or output of Indian literature written in English, known as Anglo-Indian literature.

Late Twentieth Century: A notable body of Anglo-Indian literature emerges in the 1950s and continues to develop.

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