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By Sarvepalli Gopal

The aim of this big paintings is to review British coverage in the direction of India in the course of the moment half the 19th century as formulated in Britain and India by means of the top professionals. The interval from the rebel and the idea by way of the British govt of direct accountability for the management of India to the top of Curzon's viceroyalty is a vital one and 1905 can be taken because the finish of the 1st section of the Crown's rule in India. Thereafter political and constitutional advancements develop into extra vital than the efforts of the management.

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The life of an Indian, according to the Viceroy, was estimated by most Europeans as no higher than that of a dog. '214 But Elgin insisted on a firm and impartial enforcement of the law; and the home government supported him in this, for Wood had no deep regard for the European settlers in India. In fact, on the issue of bringing Europeans to trial before Indians, which tended to become the most sensitive aspect of race relations, Wood was not opposed in principle. He believed that the deficiency of Indian judges was not in learning or acuteness but in moral courage and those qualities which enable a man to act alone.

I would rather say that their principal characteristic is 'cheek'. It comes from their at last understanding that the Government, both Home and Indian, has their interest at heart; and that their rights and privileges on paper are really given to be used. A measure to ensure by civil justice the prompt performance of fair contracts should be a condition precedent to any rent reform. Instead of impounding the bullocks of a raiyat when he proposed to violate his contract, an order of a civil court should be served on him.

A Government such as that of England never will pursue such a policy with any vigour at all. I look therefore to the opposite policy. . ,234 This did not, however, frighten Lawrence into abandoning what was perhaps his only positive effort as Viceroy—the attempt to better the lot of the raiyats. 235 He attached no importance to the reports circulating in Britain of widespread Fenian plots in India, of contacts with revolutionary organizations in Europe and of a conspiracy fomented by Silenites with headquarters in the United States and subsidized by some Princes.

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