List Of British Viceroys In India (1858–1947)

Lord Canning

  • Declaration of Queen Victoria and Declaration of Government of India Act 1858
  • White Rebellion_
  • Indian Council Act of 1861
  • Indian Penal Code 1860
  • Suppression of the Wahhabi movement


Lord John Lawrence (1864–69)

  • Bhutan War (1865)
  • Establishment of High Courts at Calcutta, Bombay, and Madras in 1865


Lord Mayo (1869–1872)

  • Establishment of Statistical Survey of India
  • Department of Agriculture and Commerce
  • State Railways
  • Killed in Andaman in 1872


Lord Linton I (1876–1880)

  • Royal Title Act of 1876
  • Queen Victoria assumed the title of Queen of India.
  • Vernacular Press Act
  • Arms Act of 1878
  • Second Afghan War (1878–1880)
  • Appointment of Famine Commission for the first time in 1878


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Lord Ripon (1880–1884)

  • First Factory Act and First Census
  • Local Administration in 1882
  • Division finance of the center in 1882
  • Hunter Commission on Education
  • Ilbert Bill controversy


Lord Dufferin (1884–1888)

  • Burma War (1885–1886)
  • Establishment of Indian National Congress


Lord Landsdowne (1888–1894)

  • Factories Act of 1891
  • Division of Civil Service in Imperial Provincial and Subordinate
  • Indian Council Act of 1892
  • With the appointment of the Durand Commission, the Durand Line was drawn between India (Now Pakistan)and Afghanistan.


Lord Elgin II

  • British killed by Chapekar.


Lord Curzon (1899–1905)

  • Thomas Rawley Commission
  • Ancient Monuments Protection Act of 1904
  • Establishment of Agricultural Research Institute at Pusa in Bihar
  • Partition of Bengal in 1905


Lord Minto II (1905–1910)

  • Anti-partition and Swadeshi movements
  • Split in Surat session and Congress
  • Minto Morley Reforms
  • Muslim League by Aga Khan Nawab of Dhaka in 1906The Foundation


Lord Harding II (1910–1916)

  • Deletion of the partition of Bengal
  • Royal Capital Transfer to Delhi
  • GK Gokhale died in 1915
  • Foundation of Hindu Mahasabha in 1915


Lord Chelm Ford (1916-21)

  • Return of Gandhiji
  • Home Rule League
  • Lucknow session and reunion of Congress in 1916
  • B.B. G. August declaration of Lucknow Sandhimontag in 1916 with the efforts of Tilak
  • S.N. Formation of Indian Liberal Union by Banerjee
  • Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (13 April 1919)
  • Khilafat Movement (1919–1920)
  • Sir S. as Lieutenant Governor of Bihar. Appointment of P. Sinha (First Indian)


Lord Reading (1921–1926)

  • Chauri-Chaura incident (5 February 1922)
  • In December 1922, C.R. Ten Motilal Nehru formed Swaraj Party
  • Foundation (1925) by National Self-Service Association (RSS) KB Haidhwar.
  • Repeal of Rowlatt Act
  • Conducting simultaneous examinations in India and England
  • Indianisation initiative by officer cadre of the Indian Army.


Lord Irwin (1926–1931)

  • Simon Commission and its Boycott
  • Harcourt Butler Indian States Commission (1927)
  • Its disapproval by Nehru Report and Muslim League Hindu Mahasabha etc.
  • Deepawali announcement
  • Lahore Session (1929)
  • Declaration of Purna Swaraj
  • Civil Disobedience Movement and Dandi March launched
  • First Round Table Congress
  • Gandhi Irwin Pact


Lord Willingdon (1931–1936)

  • Second and third round table conferences
  • Communal Award (1932) by Ramsay Mc Donald
  • Poona Pact between Gandhi and Ambedkar (1932)
  • Government of India Act 1935
  • Foundation of the Samajwadi Party from Acharya Narendra Dev and Jai Prakash Narayan (1934)


Lord Linlithgow (1936–1943)

  • Formation of Congress Ministries
  • Resignation of Congress President Subhash Chandra Bose
  • Construction of forwarding blocks and by Linlithgow
  • Congress rejects August proposal
  • Deliverance by Muslim LeagueNeither (1939)
  • Cripps Mission
  • Quit India Movement

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