PARTITION OF BENGAL (1905-1911)
In 1899, Lord Curzon was appointed Viceroy of India. He was a capable and effective manager. After taking a thorough tour of Bengal province, he concluded that it was too large to be efficiently administered. The provincial Governors have previously voiced their dissatisfaction with the administrative challenges they faced in the big province. Given the province's size and large population, they had suggested its division. The split was completed in 1905 as a result.
Reasons for Partition of the Bengal
The partition of Bengal in 1905 was caused by a variety of factors. Here are a few of them:
Large Population of Bengal
According to the census, seven crores eighty lac people made up the population in 1901. Its separation into two portions was inevitable given the size and population ratios.
Large Area of Bengal
Bengal had to be divided because, according to the 1901 census, its area was one million eight hundred thousand square miles. READ MORE…