Indian peers and baronets

Following the final collapse of the Mughal Empire in 1857 and the proclamation of the British Indian Empire, the British continued to maintain and recognise many of the old Mughal and Hindu styles and titles, introducing a compound honours system which awarded those titles along with British noble and aristocratic titles and knighthoods. Uniquely amongst the countries under British dominion, India was the sole country where British hereditary titles were conferred upon British subjects not of European ancestry. All British titles and honours became obsolete after the formation of the modern Republic of India in 1950, though they continue to be recognised by the British government.

Indian nobility in the aristocracy of the United Kingdom

Indian peerages


Indian baronets

A baronetcy is a British hereditary title which was granted to several Indians, all of whom were merchants, for their services to trade and commerce.




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