India, uprising and reform 1879 to 1910: in the records of the Governor-General

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Title India, uprising and reform 1879 to 1910: in the records of the Governor-General
Subject & Keywords Asia; Britain; history; BOACMR; BOAINDIA
Description The papers of Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, the 4th Earl of Minto, (1845-1914), Viceroy of India between 1905 and 1910, cover a period of dramatic and momentous change in the history of colonial India. The beginning of Minto's tenure in India was marked by unprecedented anti-colonial protests against the partition of Bengal, initiated by his predecessor, Lord Curzon of Kedleston. It ended with the crucial 'Morley-Minto reforms' contained in the Government of India Act and the Indian Councils Act, both of 1909. These two new laws established, among other things, the constitutional principle of separate electorates for India's Muslim communities. This rich, varied and complex collection of documents forms part of a larger archive now held at the National Library of Scotland, and which covers almost the entire Elliot family of Minto. The 4th Earl's great-grandfather was the first family member to build an official connection with the Indian subcontinent, assuming the office of Governor General in 1807. Almost a century later, the 4th Earl was confronted with the sensitive political situation surrounding the partition of Bengal and the rise of radical nationalism in that same province, as well as inMaharashtra and Punjab. Accompanied with this collection is an online guide to the microfilm version by Dr William Gould, University of Leeds.
ISBN 9781851172627
Contributor National Library of Scotland
Type Text
Language Eng
Rights Digital images © 2011 Microform Academic Publishers, scanned & published with the permission of the National Library of Scotland. All rights reserved.
Publisher Microform Academic Publishers
Coverage 1879 - 1910
Created On 29th March, 2012 - 4:44pm
Last Updated 29th March, 2012 - 4:44pm
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