British Rule – Lord Curzon (1899-1905)

While the British Rule Lord Curzon was the Governer General.

Tibet expedition : In 1904 Lord Curzon sent a military mission to Tibet under the command of Francis Younghuspand to counteract the growing Russian influence. A convention was signed between he British and the Regent of Tibet as Dalai Lama has fled away. The treaty provided for the establishment of British trade missions in Tibet and also bestowed on the British the right to influence Tibet’s external relations.

Partition of Bengal: In 1905 the province of Bengal was partitioned which gave rise to an all-India agitation. The partition was annulled in 1911.

Curzon’s reforms: The Ancient Monuments Act was passed whereby buildings of historical importance came under governments protection. He started cooperative credit societies and agricultural banks to lend money to the peasants at low interest. He founded the Criminal Intelligence Department.

Don’t Miss:

Recent Articles

Open Skies Treaty and US exit – All you need to know

What is Open Skies Treaty?Open Skies Treaty is an accord among 34 member nations, it allows participants to...

The Rig Veda Age : Religion and Philosophy

The socio-economic life, that project simplicity, of Vedic Aryans was quite opposite to the religious aspect, that was highly ritualized, of their...

Neighbouring Countries of India

AfghanistanAfghanistan is a landlocked country that is located approximately in the centre of Asia. It is bordered by...

Inventions That Changed the World

“Nothing is permanent except a change.” You might have come across this quotation more than once in your lifetime. Here is the list of...

Industries Contributing to Indian Economy

The Indian Economy is the 9th largest economy of the world and also one of the fastest growing world economies. The most top industries...

Related Stories

Stay on top - Get the daily news in your inbox