When did Britain colonize India?

2 Aug, 1858

The British Government establishes rule over India (establishes the Raj)

This period of British rule is often referred to as the Raj. This was because the Company controlled most of India by 1858, the India Act effectively transferred that control to the British crown. Throughout the British colonization, tensions ran high between the European power and the conquered Asian nation. Great Britain took taxes that stifled Indian industrial and commercial growth to gain more prosperity. (ben10million)