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William Bentinck - British Rule (in Tamil)
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The Province of India earlier Presidencies of British India and still earlier, Presidency towns, were the administrative divisions of British governance in the subcontinent. Collectively, they were called British India In one form or another, they existed between 1612 and 1947, conventionally divided into three historical periods During the period of , 1757–1858, the Company rule in India, gradually acquired sovereignty over large parts of India, now called "Presidencies". Here in this course I am going to explain Lord William Bentinck

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Vibek Majhi
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  2. Lord Amherst Lord Hastings was succeeded by Lord Amherst During his period the Burmese tried to captured So in 1824, he declared war on Burma - First The Treaty of Yandaboo in 1826 & English got Assam Burmese War Arakan & Tenasserim

  3. William Bentinck (1828 -1835AD) Lord Amherst was succeeded by Lord William Bentinck He became Governor General of India in 1828 He is famous for his reforms He is considered to be one of the Greatest Governor Generals of India

  4. The Charter Act 1833 The Charter Act of 1833 was passed during the time of Lord William Bentinck The Governor General in Bengal became the Governor General of India This Act added a law member to the executive council of the Governor General The Bishops of Bombay, Madras & Calcutta were to be appointed for the benefits of Christians of India

  5. Reforms of William Bentinck In order to improve the finance of East India Company, he reduced the salaries of civil servants He appointed several Indians on low salaries >He abolished Persian as a court Language & introduced vernacular languages Lord Macaulay was made the first law member of executive council for Governor General

  6. Sati Prohibition Act 1829 was passed by Lord William Bentinck with the help of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, a social reformer Bentinck declared Sati as a criminal & illegal offence He also abolished Female Infanticides & declared it as crime The practice of Human Sacrifice also abolished by him & also declared that any person who practice this act would be treated as murderer

  7. In his period English became a medium of Institution in India He opened a medical college at Calcutta Suspension of Thugs - The Thugs were a gang of robbers who lived in Central India They used to loot & plunder They robbed the innocent travelers & put them to death

  8. Lord William Bentinck decided to stop this so he appointed Major Sleeman to suppress the Thugs The Thugs were caught in large numbers They were either put to death or punished severely For his sympathetic attitude towards Indians, he can be compared to Lord Ripon