• Sati Regulation
    . The paper is primarily dependent on Lord William Bentinck's speech1 made on 8 November 1829 before the passing of the Bengal Sati Regulation, 1829. This speech is crucial as Lord Bentinck who was the Governor General of India at that time, played a critical role in the passing of this legislation...
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  • raja ram mohan roy biography
    language, the trust deed of the Brahmo Samaj, an address to Lord William Bentinck congratulating him for the abolition of Sati, a document in English of the arguments regarding the burning of widows, and a tract in English on the disposal of ancestral property by Hindus.[17] Life in England and death...
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  • Engilsh
    to be directed.” On 7thMarch, 1835, Lord William Bentinck resolved that “the great object of theBritish Government ought to be the promotion of European Literature and scienceamong the natives of India, and all funds appropriated for the purpose ofeducation would be best employed on English...
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  • Sati System
    SATI ABOLISHED… December 5, 1829 , Calcutta, PTI. Yesterday after the debate of 11 years , The sati regulation Act which declared the practice of sati, or suttee, or of burning or burying alive the widows of Hindus, illegal and punishable by the criminal courts by Lord William Bentinck...
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  • sati
    like James Mill, and above all Lord William Bethink, The Governor General of India, Championed the cause of modernization. Legislations of Bentinck: Lord William Bentinck came to India as Governor General. His period as governor-general from 1828 to 1835 has been accepted as an important phase...
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  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy
    favour of Bentinck`s action. He was a champion of women`s rights. He attacked polygamy and the degraded state to which widows were often reduced. To raise the status of women he demanded that they be given the right of inheritance and property. Social reforms of Ram Mohan Roy have had a huge impact...
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  • Repressive Policies of India
    marriages and advocated widow marriage. It was because of the efforts made by Rammohan Roy that, William Bentinck, the Govenor-General of India, passed a law in 1821 making the practice of Sati illegal and punishable by law. He also protested against restrictions on the freedom of press. In the words of...
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  • Lord Dalhousie
    , Dalhousie attempted to dismantle local rule, fulfilling the imperial goals of the Anglicizer Lord Bentinck. However, the province quickly became ruled by a group of “audacious, eccentric, and often Evangelical pioneers.”In an attempt to minimize further conflict, he removed a number of these...
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  • Exclusive
    System in India (A) Lord Cornwallis (C) Lord Dalhousie 21. (B) William Bentinck (D) Lord Wellesley eSdkys }kjk vaxzsth Hkk"kk dks f'k{kk dk ek/;e dc cuk;k x;k (A) 1843 bZ0 esa (B) 1833 bZ0 esa (C) 1835 bZ0 esa (D) 1858 bZ0 esa When English was made as the medium of Instruction of...
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  • Judicial Precedent
    . It starts of in the highest court of the hierarchy which is the House of Lords now known as the Supreme Court. It used to be bound by their own decisions but Lord Gardiner came up with the Practice Statement. This is an article from the Weekly Law report and it stated “Judicial Precedent - House of...
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  • Timeline: History of India
    British sign treaty of perpetual amity. 1813-23 : Lord Hastings as Governor-General. 1814-16 : Anglo-Gurkha War. 1817-18 : Pindari War – Peshwa defeated at Kirkee. 1818-19 : Last Anglo-Maratha War. 1823-28 : Lord Amherst Governor-General. 1824-26 : First Burmese War. 1828-35 : Lord William Bentinck as...
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  • Social Reforms in India
    presenting a creditable image of its activities in India, the Court of Directors encouraged William Bentinck to enact legislation to suppress sati. Regulation XVII of December 1829 declared the practice of satis or burning or burying alive of widows illegal and punishable by criminal courts as culpable...
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  • The Great Indian Mutiny of 1857 and Change
    of Macaulay’s educational policy, Lord Bentinck also introduced other reforms during his tenure as Governor-General of India. He instituted radical procedures to restrict the practice of thuggee (the ritualized practice of highway robbery and murder), reduced Fort William College, where servants of...
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  • Constitutional Amendments in India
    Indian trade thrown open to all British subjects. - All low making powers conferred in Government General in Council – A law member in council (First amongst this was Lord Macaulay) 4. Charter Act, 1833: It was passed under Governor General Lord William Bentinck. In addition, even this charter...
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  • Supreme Court
    position of Lord Chancellor, and a new approach to judicial selection. [FN2] The Constitutional Reform Act of 2005 (“the Reform Act”) and the proposal for the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom came about, in part, because of a perceived need for an independent judiciary in both theory and...
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  • Social Reforms, India
    . Western thought and education and views expressed in different newspapers and magazines had their own impact. Some of the British administrators like Lord William Bentinck had evinced personal interest in the matter. There were primarily two areas in which laws were enacted, laws pertaining to...
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  • Pubic Law
    the GCHQ case the Lords established that there could be judicial review of a prerogative power. The case concerned the unilateral decision by Margaret Thatcher, who as prime minister was also the minister for the civil service, to deny trade union membership to Unions at GCHQ by prerogative order...
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  • How important was the Second Reform Act (1867) in Disraeli’s emergence as Conservatives leader?
    of the Send Reform Act, I will also consider other factors, which impacted on Disraeli’s emergence, including the 1846 split of the Conservative party and the death of George Bentinck, Derby’s ineffective leadership, Palmerston’s death in 1865 and Disraeli’s determination and political skill...
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  • British Raj
    Macaulay made schooling a priority for the Raj in his famous minute of February 1835; the language of instruction would be English. Macaulay succeeded in implementing ideas previously put forward by Lord William Bentinck, the governor general since 1829. Bentinck favored the replacement of Persian by...
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  • Russia
    : Legislative-executive system: Parliamentary Legislature: Parliament Lower house: House of Commons Upper House: House of Lords Unitary Main geographic subunits: Northern Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland Electoral System for lower house: Plurality Chief judicial body: House of Lords...
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