The Decision to Partition Bengal in 1905

  title={The Decision to Partition Bengal in 1905},
  author={John R. Mclane},
  journal={Indian Economic And Social History Review},
  pages={221 - 237}
  • John R. Mclane
  • Published 1 July 1965
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  • Indian Economic And Social History Review
THE partition of Bengal in 1905 represents a divide in Indian history for several reasons. First, it aroused Hindu-Muslim antagonisms. Before 1905, Hindu-Muslim hostility was not usually considered to be a major feature of Indian political life. The potential for trouble existed, especially in those areas where the Hindus had a disproportionate share of economic, educational, and administrative opportunities, as in Bengal and the Punjab, and where the Muslims had outstripped the Hindus, as in… 

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Weekly Summary)

    The Case Against the Break-up of Bengal

    • (Calcutta,
    • 1905

    Report on the Agitation Against the Partition of Bengal, para

    • Govt. of India, Home Dept.,
    • 1906

    Fuller's Confidential Note, enclosure to Fuller to

    • J. O. Miller, Private Sec. to Curzon

    Sanjivani (Calcutta)

      Sec., Bengal National Chamber of Commerce to Ch

      • These and the following objections were discussed in W. C. MacPherson,
      • 1904

      The Case Against the Break-up of Bengal

      • p. F; also Memorial adopted by Town Hall Meeting,
      • 1904

      Report of the 20th I.N.C. (1904), p. 45; also, Cotton's speech

      • All About Partition

      Sec., Central National Muhammadan Assn., Calcutta, to Ch

      • Sec., Govt. of Bengal,
      • 1904