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Canning and the 1858 Act
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This lesson talks about Lord Canning and the Government of India Act of 1858, Queen Victorias Proclamation of 1858 and the Indian Councils Act of 1861.

Nandini Maharaj is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Nandini Maharaj
MA in Applied Human Rights from Sheffield Hallam University, BA (Hons.) History from LSR, reader, dancer, love to teach, AIR 42 in 2018 UPSC

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Meghna joshi
a year ago
thank u
mam u said in charter act of 1853,there was local representation in Indian legislation council with a body of 4 member appointed by provincial government of Madras , Bombay,Bengal,Agra. means act of 1853 created an indian legislative body ??? also in Indian council act 1861 ,it reduced to Madras and Bombay ,what happened with Agra and Bengal???
these are really helpful lectures mam....and the recap at d end is jst very good n helpful!!!
The quick recap at the last of the whole video makes it very-very easy to retain things in mind. thanks mam ! keep up the good work !
great lectures Can we have slides of ur videos. it will be really very beneficial for us to grasp faster and revise.
  1. LORD CANNING AND THE CHARTER ACT OF 1858 BY NANDINI MAHARAJ


  2. ABOUT ME . BA (Hons.) in History from Lady Shri Ram .MA in Applied Human Rights from Sheffield Hallam University Love to teach, read and dance


  3. CONTENTS LORD CANNING GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ACT 1858 QUEEN VICTORIA'S PROCLAMATION OF 1858 INDIAN COUNCILS ACT OF 1861


  4. LORD CANNING . 1856-1857 Last Governor General and first Viceroy Universities of Calcutta, Madras and Bombay established under him (1857) Revolt of 1857


  5. LORD CANNING . The lavish Allahabad Durbar (Nov, 1858) s Pr White Mutiny by European troops 1859 . Indian Councils Act, 1861


  6. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ACT 1858 Followed the Revolt of 1857 Everything of the Company passed to the Crown Company rule completely abolished . Indian territories passed to the Queen (earlier, held in the name of the Crown by the Company) GG to also be the Viceroy now, who was to be the representative of the Crown Budget for whole of British India created centrally .Centralised administrative structure established


  7. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ACT 1858 . Abolished Court of Directors and Board of Control . Office of the Secretary of State in lieu of the Court of Director of the Company; SoS had complete authority over the administration of India SoS the political head of India, responsible to the British Parliament (was an MP of the British Parliament) SoS advised by a 15 member Council of India Lord Stanley, the erstwhile President of the Board of Central became the first SoS, followed by Charles Wood


  8. QUEEN VICTORIA'S PROCLAMATION 1858 Promise not to engage in further expansion Equal treatment of all subjects Announced by Canning at Allahabad Durbar .Religious tolerance . Equal and impartial protection of law Indian states to recognise the sovereignty of the British


  9. INDIAN COUNCILS ACT 1861 Important landmark in the constitutional and political development of India A jurist added to the Viceroy's executive council Viceroy mandated to nominate Indians as 1/3 of his council . Canning nominated Raja of Benaras, Maharaja of Patiala and Sir Dinkar Rao


  10. INDIAN COUNCILS ACT 1861 The Central Legislative Council was established, which had to include Indian members Legislative powers of Madras and Bombay were restored (taken away under 1833 Act) [decentralisation] Under its provisions, new legislative councils set up by the Governor General in Bengal (1862), NWFP (1866) and Punjab (1897).


  11. INDIAN COUNCILS ACT 1861 . SUMMARY . Indians in council . Decentralisation by law making powers to provinces Portfolio system Ordinance system