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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

Muslim League


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?

Lord Curzon


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


This organization in the 20th century worked to protect and demand the rights of Indian peasants

All India Kisan Sabha, or the All India Peasant Union