British Policy in India 1858-1905 by Sarvepalli Gopal

By Sarvepalli Gopal

The aim of this monstrous paintings is to review British coverage in the direction of India throughout the moment 1/2 the 19th century as formulated in Britain and India by means of the top professionals. The interval from the insurrection and the idea through the British govt of direct accountability for the management of India to the top of Curzon's viceroyalty is an important one and 1905 can be taken because the finish of the 1st part of the Crown's rule in India. Thereafter political and constitutional advancements turn into extra very important than the efforts of the management.

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It seems natural to say, a Christian nation, a nation possessing what it believes to be the highest form of civilization, ought to apply itself to Christianize and civilize those who have been committed to its charge. But it would require an iron will to carry it into effect. You would need a Strafford with his policy of Thorough. To accomplish a benevolent purpose you would have to do many things which are extremely disagreeable to the object of your benevolence: you would have to improve a good many of them off the face of the earth; your means would often come to be very unworthy of your ends.

185 Both Maine and Trevelyan were agreed that there should be, not fixity of rent as Lawrence had suggested, but permanency of tenure, 'a permanent sub-settlement' as Maine described it. Wood feared that as the planters now had the decision of the High Court in their favour, they would probably provoke violence and then call upon the government to put it down, thus driving them into collision with a large section of the population. 191 But his determination to improve matters had begun to weaken and he did not urge the reluctant Maine to take up the rent question for he himself could not see his way to a successful solution.

CNo people can be contented and loyal, who have not the means of decent subsistence. Ireland on a small scale is a type of India. '239 Lawrence recognized that relations between the two races were also deteriorating and that the conduct of the British in India oscillated between extreme insolence and acute apprehension;240 but he did not consider any remedial action. 241 But the Government of India were unwilling to make any change in the rules for admission of Indians to the civil service. 245 The Viceroy was wholly opposed to such a cession.

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