To paraphrase two separate workmates, one from India and one from Sri Lanka, both countries went to hell in a handbasket after the British left. I add that they both have Anglo blood and so they, their parents really, weren't particularly in favour when they left after losing their right to an automatic higher social status and select civil service jobs.
I was astonished to learn from chef Rick Stein that there was French India. I knew of Portuguese India, Goa etc. I think Hels has educated me on Jews in India. Where were the French in India?