the new spirit in india

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Introduction Curzon had submitted his Resignation (August 12, 1905), owing to a difference of opinion with Lord Kitchener over the appointment of a new " Military Supply Member" to the Viceroy's Council; and, in reality, over the position of the Commander-in-Chief and the Military Supply Member with regard to the Governor-General in Council. The difference does not concern us, except that, as the Conservative Home Government supported Lord Kitchener's view, and thus drove Lord Curzon to resign, it was widely believed that Mr. Brodrick accepted the Partition the more readily as a salve to Lord Curzon's feelings. The Earl Of Minto was at once appointed to succeed, but Lord Curzon remained to nearly the end of the year, partly in order to welcome the Prince and Princess of Wales on their visit to India. In his farewell speech at Simla (September 30, 1905) he said :— "If I were asked to sum up my work in a single word, I would say ' Efficiency.' That has been our gospel, the keynote of our administration." f No one has questioned his industry and personaldevotion. During his seven years' tenure, he instituted Commissions on plague, famine, irrigation, universities, and police ; he organized departments of Commerce and Industry, and of Imperial Customs ; he endeavoured to introduce elasticity into the Land Assessment; he revolutionized our Frontier policy ; and he did more for the preservation of Indian history, architecture, and ancient memorials than any of his predecessors. All this in addition to the other changes and undertakings mentioned above. "Lord Midleton, the Secretary of State at that time, made a reference to the Partition of Bengal in one of his telegrams which undoubtedly led to the inference in that country that that measure had been thrown as a sop to ...
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