In 1854 Lord Dalhousie described the burden which fell upon the Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal as one that was more than mortal man could bear. At that time the population of Bengal was 40,000,000. It was now approximately 78,000,000. Not only was the province itself, enormous as it was, constantly increasing and growing in population, and getting beyond the control of a single individual, but Calcutta, which in 1872 had 633,000 inhabitants, had now within the same boundaries no less than 847,000 in-habitants, and including the suburbs the inhabitants numbered 1,100,000, which made it the second city in point of population in the British Empire.
Mr. J. A. Chapman, the present holder of that office, possesses no such qualifications, but is an ex-clerk in an exchange bank, whose previous educational work has been to lecture on modern English, to commercial classes at the Presidency College in Calcutta,
INDIA—SANSKRIT COLLEGE AT CALCUTTA.—QUESTION. HC Deb 30 April 1872 vol 210 c2018 MR. FAWCETT asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether the attention of the Secretary of State for India […]
Status Repealed GOVERNOR GENERAL 1834 ACT NO. I. OF 1834 (Rep., by Act 8 of 1868) [20th November, 1834.] Passed by the Right Hon’ble the Governor General of India in Council on […]
INDIA: STATEMENT BY THE CABINET MISSION UK Parliament HL Deb 16 May 1946 vol 141 cc271-87 THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DOMINION AFFAIRS (VISCOUNT ADDISON) My Lords, I would ask your Lordships’ […]
The Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee) I desire to make an important statement on Indian policy. A similar statement is being made at the same time in another place, and by the Viceroy in New Delhi. The statement, in the form of a White Paper, will be available this afternoon.
In this Bill, we set up two independent Dominions, free and equal, of no less status than the United Kingdom or the Dominion of Canada, completely free in all respects from any control by this country, but united by a common allegiance to the Sovereign and by a community of ideas, receiving from their membership of the Commonwealth great advantages, but in no way suffering any restriction.
The Act now repealed Section 5 of the Act, on the true construction of which depends the decision of the appeal is in these terms: “This Act shall apply to every business […]
KEYWORDS: Government of India Act 1935 The Crown The Governor-General of India The Central Indian Legislature