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Governor General Of India
The Governor-General
Governor-General
of India (or, from 1858 to 1947, officially the Viceroy
Viceroy
and Governor-General
Governor-General
of India, commonly shortened to Viceroy of India) was originally the head of the British administration in India and, later, after Indian independence in 1947, the representative of the Indian head of state. The office was created in 1773, with the title of Governor-General
Governor-General
of the Presidency of Fort William
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Nizam Of Hyderabad
The Nizam
Nizam
of Hyderabad
Hyderabad
(Nizam-ul-Mulk, also known as Asaf Jah) was a monarch of the Hyderabad
Hyderabad
State, now divided into Telangana
Telangana
state, Hyderabad-Karnataka
Hyderabad-Karnataka
region of Karnataka
Karnataka
and Marathwada
Marathwada
region of Maharashtra. Nizam, shortened from Nizam-ul-Mulk, meaning Administrator of the Realm, the title of the sovereigns of Hyderabad State, was the premier Prince of India, since 1724, belonging to the Asaf Jah dynasty. The Asaf Jah Dynasty was founded by Mir Qamar-ud-Din Siddiqi, a viceroy of the Deccan under the Mughal Empire
Mughal Empire
from 1713 to 1721. He intermittently ruled after Aurangzeb's death in 1707
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Bengal Presidency
The Bengal
Bengal
Presidency was once the largest subdivision (presidency) of British India, with its seat in Calcutta
Calcutta
(now Kolkata). It was primarily centred in the Bengal
Bengal
region. At its territorial peak in the 19th century, the presidency extended from the present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan
Pakistan
in the west to Burma, Singapore
Singapore
and Penang
Penang
in the east. The Governor of Bengal
Bengal
was concurrently the Viceroy of India
India
for many years. Most of the presidency's territories were eventually incorporated into other British Indian provinces and crown colonies
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Secretary Of State For India
The Secretary of State for India
Secretary of State for India
or India Secretary was the British Cabinet minister and the political head of the India Office responsible for the governance of the British Raj
British Raj
(India), Aden, and Burma. The post was created in 1858 when the East India Company's rule in Bengal
Bengal
ended and India except for the Princely States was brought under the direct administration of the government in London, beginning the official colonial period under the British Empire. In 1937, the India Office
India Office
was reorganised which separated Burma and Aden under a new Burma Office, but the same Secretary of State headed both Departments and a new title was established as the Secretary of State for India and Burma
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Cabinet Of The United Kingdom
The Cabinet of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
is the collective decision-making body of Her Majesty's Government
Her Majesty's Government
of the United Kingdom, composed of the Prime Minister and 21 cabinet ministers, the most senior of the government ministers. Ministers of the Crown, and especially Cabinet ministers, are selected primarily from the elected members of House of Commons, and from the House of Lords, by the Prime Minister. Cabinet ministers are heads of government departments, mostly with the office of "Secretary of State for [function; e.g., Defence]"
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Mughal Empire
The Mughal Empire
Empire
(Urdu: مغلیہ سلطنت‬‎, translit. Mughliyah Saltanat)[8][2] or Mogul Empire[9] was an empire in the Indian subcontinent, founded in 1526
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Regulating Act Of 1773
The Regulating Act 1773 was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain intended to overhaul the management of the East India
India
Company's rule in India.[1] The Act did not prove to be a long-term solution to concerns over the Company's affairs; Pitt's India Act
Pitt's India Act
was therefore subsequently enacted in 1784 as a more radical reform.Contents1 Background 2 Provisions of the Regulating Act 3 See also 4 References 5 NotesBackground[edit] By 1773, the East India Company
East India Company
was in dire financial straits.[2] The Company was important to the British Empire because it was a monopoly trading company in India
India
and in the east and many influential people were shareholders
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Supreme Council Of Bengal
Supreme Council of Bengal[1][2] was the highest executive authority under Company rule in India
Company rule in India
from 1774 till 1833 when Charter Act of 1833 established Council of India. The Council was established in 1773 by the Regulating Act of 1773. It was designed to consist of five members, including the Governor General, and was appointed by the Court of directors[3]. At times it also included the Commander-in-Chief of India, who was also at times the Governor General
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Charter Act 1833
The Saint Helena
Saint Helena
Act 1833[1] or The Government of India Act 1833[2] (3 & 4 Will 4 c 85) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. As this Act was also intended to provide for an extension of the royal charter granted to the East India Company, it is also called the Charter Act of 1833.[3] This Act extended the charter by 20 years. It contained the following provisions:It redesignated the Governor-General of Bengal
Governor-General of Bengal
as the Governor-General of India. Under this provision Lord William Bentinck
Lord William Bentinck
became the first Governor-General of India. It deprived the Governors of Bombay and Madras of their legislative powers. For the first time, the Governor-General's Government was known as the 'Government of India' and his council as the 'India Council'
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Indian Rebellion Of 1857
British victorySuppression of the revolt Formal end of the Mughal empire End of Company rule in India Transfer of rule to the British CrownTerritorial changes British Indian Empire created out of former East India
India
Company territory (some land returned to native rulers, other land confiscated by the British crown)Belligerents Sepoy
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George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon Of Kedleston
George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, KG, GCSI, GCIE, PC, FBA (11 January 1859 – 20 March 1925), known as Lord Curzon of Kedleston
Kedleston
between 1898 and 1911 and as Earl Curzon of Kedleston
Kedleston
between 1911 and 1921, and commonly as Lord Curzon, was a British Conservative statesman. Curzon was Viceroy of India
Viceroy of India
from 1899 to 1905, during which time he created the territory of Eastern Bengal and Assam. After returning to Britain, he served as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
from 1919 to 1924. In the negotiations after World War I, he proposed the Curzon Line, which later became the border between Poland and the Soviet Union. Curzon was passed over as Prime Minister in 1923 in favour of Stanley Baldwin
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Chamber Of Princes
The Chamber of Princes
Chamber of Princes
(Narender Mandal or Narendra Mandal) was an institution established in 1920 by a royal proclamation of King-Emperor George V to provide a forum in which the rulers of the princely states of India could voice their needs and aspirations to the colonial government of British India. It survived until the end of the British Raj
British Raj
in 1947.[1]Contents1 Overview 2 Concerns about post-independence constitution 3 Chancellors 4 See also 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksOverview[edit] The Chamber of Princes
Chamber of Princes
was established in 1920, by King-Emperor George V's proclamation on 23 December 1919, after the Government of India Act 1919 was given royal assent
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Madras Presidency
FlagThe Madras
Madras
Presidency in 1919Historical era New Imperialism •  Established 1652 •  Disestablished 1947Colonial IndiaImperial entities of IndiaDutch India 1605–1825Danish India 1620–1869French India 1668–1954Portuguese India (1505–1961)Casa da Índia 1434–1833Portuguese East India Company 1628–1633British India (1612–1947)East India Company 1612–1757Company rule in India 1757–1858British Raj 1858–1947British rule in Burma 1824–1948Princely states 1721–1949Partition of India1947v t eThe Madras
Madras
Presidency, or the Presidency of Fort St. George, and also known as Madras
Madras
Province, was an administrative subdivision (presidency) of British India
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List Of Indian Flags
This is a list of flags used in India. For more information about the national flag, visit the article Flag
Flag
of India.Contents1 National flag 2 Governmental flag 3 Ensigns 4 Military flags4.1 Army 4.2 Air Force 4.3 Navy 4.4 Coast Guard5 States and Union territorial flags5.1 Official state flags 5.2 Non-official state flags6 Historical6.1 Pre-colonial states 6.2 British Colonial India 6.3 (Royal) Indian Marine/(Royal) Indian Navy 6.4 Danish India 6.5 French India 6.6 Portuguese India7 Flags used by the Indian independence movement 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 External linksNational flag[edit]Flag Date Use Description1947–present National flag
National flag
of India A horizontal tricolour of saffron at the top, white in the middle, and green at the bottom
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Bombay Presidency
FlagThe Bombay
Bombay
Presidency in 1909, northern portionHistorical era New Imperialism •  Establishment of the Western Presidency
Western Presidency
at Surat 1618 •  Bombay
Bombay
Presidency Split into Sindh
Sindh
and Bombay
Bombay
state 1947 •  Indian independence 1947 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bombay Presidency". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.)
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British Bencoolen
British Bencoolen was a British possession in Sumatra
Sumatra
based in the area of what is now Bengkulu City. The British East India Company (EIC) established a presence there in 1685,[1] and in 1714 the EIC built Fort Marlborough
Fort Marlborough
there. Originally a Presidency within British India, in 1785 it was downgraded to Bencoolen Residency and placed under the Bengal Presidency.[2] On 15 October 1817, Stamford Raffles
Stamford Raffles
was appointed Governor-General of Bencoolen
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