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Part 10 – BRITISH INDIA AFTER 1858: LORD LYTTON (1876-1880), LORD RIPON (1880-1884) AND LORD CURZON (1899-1905)

After the 1857 Revolt, the responsibility of ruling India was directly assumed by the British Crown. Lord Canning became the first Viceroy of India in 1858. The Queen’s Proclamation remained the basis of the British policy in India for more than 60 years The administrations of Lord Lytton, Lord Ripon and Lord Curzon were important during …

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Part 7 – Revenue Administration and Economic Policy of the British

British Agrarian Policy Till the 18th century, there was a strong relation between agriculture and cottage industries in India. The British destroyed handicraft industry The British policies revolved around getting maximum income from land without caring much about Indian interests of the cultivators. After their advent, the British principally adopted three types of land tenures. …

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Reforms of Lord Hastings – Modern Indian History Notes Part 4

Lord Hastings became Governor-general in 1813. He adopted a vigorous forward policy and waged wars extensively. Conditions in India when he assumed power posed a serious threat to the British administration There was anarchy in central India. The Pindaris plundered the whole region and the Marathas could not control them, the Peshwa was secretly plotting …

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The Marquees of Wellesley (1798-1805) – Modern Indian History Notes Part 3

He was a great imperialist and called himself ‘a Bengal tiger’. Wellesley came to India with a determination to launch a forward policy in order to make ‘the British Empire in India’ into ‘the British Empire of India’. The system that he adopted to achieve his object is known as the ‘Subsidiary Alliance’ Political Condition …

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