Flashcards in Partition of Bengal Deck (14)
Describe the rule of Lord Curzon
a. he worked to lessen the number of Indians on the elected board of Calcutta
b. passed the University act
i. capped the number of positions at universities for Indian professors
c. Wanted to limit Indians access to government and education
d. Passed the Partition of Bengal
i. borders drawn at religious lines
ii. East Bengal had a Muslim majority
The swadeshi boycott caused a decrease of what percentage of imported British goods?
What did some Indians do to British Goods?
burned imported goods
Describe the Morley-Minto Reforms (1909)
a. acknowledged Indian desire for self-rule
b. increased the number if elected Indians in government to majority
c. created separate electorates for Muslims
What was formed in the city of Dhaka in East Bengal in 1911
What dies the Muslim League seek?
political and social reforms for Indian Muslims
When did the British revoke the Partition of Bengal?
Which British leader took over the viceroyship of India in 1899?
Why was the Partition of Bengal an important moment for Indian nationalism?
Indians, the wealthy, all caste, and poor walks of life came together against the British
Name the agreement between the Indian National Congress and the Muslim league
Lucknow Pact of 1916
What did the Lucknow Pact agree to?
best to keep the separate electorates of muslims set up by the Morley-Minto Reforms
Describe the Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms of 1917
a. proposed by Edwin Montagu, British secretary of State for India
b.governments by two independent authorities created a Diarchy
c. Indian officers controlled health, education, and local government
d. British maintained defense, law, revenue and communication
This law denied fair trial and promised indefinite detention for anyone that the British wished to punish
Rowlatt Acts of 1919