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Lord Curzon

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  • January 4, 2020
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Lord Curzon

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I- Modern history

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  • Lord Curzon, India’s Viceroy between 1899 and 1905, was one of the most controversial and consequential holders of that post. 
  • The partition of the undivided Bengal Presidency in 1905 was one of Curzon’s most criticised moves, which gave impetus to the freedom movement (Swadeshi movement)
  • Partition was finally reversed in 1911 by Lord Hardinge in the face of unrelenting opposition.
  • He became the youngest Viceroy of India in 1899 at age 39, and remained in office until his resignation in 1905.

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