Warren Hastings (6 December 1732 – 22 August 1818), an English statesman, was the first Governor of the Presidency of Fort William (Bengal), the head of the Supreme Council of Bengal, and thereby the first de facto Governor-General of India from 1773 to 1785.
The first governor-general in India (of Bengal) was Warren Hastings, the first official governor-general of British India was Lord William Bentinck, and the first governor-general of the Dominion of India was Lord Mountbatten.
Lord Canning was the first Viceroy of India. The title of Viceroy was created in 1858 after the mutiny of 1857. Before 1858, East India Company was ruling large parts of India and the head of administration of the East India Company was called Governor General.
After the year 1853, a substantial amount of British capital had been invested in
The British Governor General and Viceroy who served for the longest period in India was Lord Dalhousie. He held the position from 1848 to 1856, which amounts to a total of 8 years. During his tenure, Lord Dalhousie implemented various significant policies and reforms, including the Doctrine of Lapse and the construction of railways.
Option A: Lord Irwin served as Viceroy from 1926 to 1931. Option C: Lord Curzon served as Viceroy from 1899 to 1905. Option D: Lord Linlithgow served as Viceroy from 1936 to 1943, which is a period of 7 years.
Therefore, the correct option is Option B: Lord Dalhousie, who served for the longest period of 8 years as Governor-General of India.
When the East India Company was formed, the Mughal emperor in India was
The East India Company was incorporated by royal charter on December 31, 1600. It was an English company formed for the exploitation of trade with East and Southeast Asia and India during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar (1556-1605).
The British India Society was formed in __________
The British India Society (1839): Founded in London with the efforts of William Adam, one of the friends of Raja Ram Mohan Roy. He along with George Thompson, William Ednis, and Major General Briggs organised meetings and enlightened people about the miserable conditions in India.
When the Congress Ministries were formed in the provinces in June 1937, the Viceroy of India was
The All-India Muslim League failed to form the government in any province. The Congress ministries resigned in October and November 1939, in protest against Viceroy Lord Linlithgow's action of declaring India to be a belligerent in the Second World War without consulting the Indian people.
The first Mysore War Fought between the British and Hyder Ali in 1767- 1769 A.D., came to an end by the
In 1767 Mysore was a powerful state under Hyder Ali. In 1769, the first Anglo-Mysore war was fought in which Haider Ali defeated the British and Treaty of Madras was signed between them. Haider Ali occupied almost the whole of Carnatic.
The British Government intervened in the affairs of the Company and passed an Act in 1773 A.D., known as the
Regulating Act, (1773), legislation passed by the British Parliament for the regulation of the British East India Company's Indian territories, mainly in Bengal. The act was amended and the government of India was recast by Prime Minister William Pitt's India Act of 1784.