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Dalhousie in India 1848-56

 
Suresh Chandra Ghosh (Author)
Synopsis Scholarly interest in Dalhousie has for a long time concentrated on his wars and annexations, conquest and consolidation, and his responsibility for the Mutiny which swept the Indian sky in 1857. Few know about his care for the people of India and his concern for their moral and material upliftment. Drawing his inspiration from a utilitarian philosophy, he strove for its fulfillment in India. He reformed the educational system of India, improved the position of women in the society and introduced railways, electric telegraph, and uniform postage, which he described, in his final minute in 1856, as 'the three great engines of social improvement.' Only the posterity knows how prophetic this description was! Yet when he left India, he felt, he could have achieved more in this direction, if only he was blessed with a good health and given a longer tenure as Governor-General. It was his regret that he could not complete the various measures he had initiated as part of his mission. Nothing reflects this more poignantly than the remark he made to his friend, Couper, on hearing of Canning's selection as his successor in August 1855. 'I shall mourn over many things undone, or only half-done, when I go.' This work throws fresh light on the significance of Dalhousie's reign in the evolution of modern India.
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Suresh Chandra Ghosh

Formerly a member on the UGC Education Panel and associated with a number of UGC committees including the Working Group on Higher Education for IX plan as well as with the Rehabilitation Council of India as a member of many of its committees and sub-committees, Suresh Chandra Ghosh was a post-doctoral Fellow in History at Edinburgh University, in 1968-70, Honorary visiting Scholar at the University of London, Institute of Education in 1981, a Visiting Fellow at the Maison Des Sciences De L’Homme, Paris, in 1991-92, at the Institute of Advanced Study of Humanities in Edinburgh in 1992 and at the University of Western Ontario, London and the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, Toronto, in 1993. In 1988 he was sponsored by the New Delhi Ford Foundation to deliver a lecture on the 1986 New Education Policy in India at the Duke and the Indiana Universities in the United States. Author of twelve research monographs and twelve papers mostly published abroad, he is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Paedagogica Historica, Belgium and now a Gast Professor at Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat, Jena, Germany, since April 2000. His forthcoming publications include History of Education in Ancient India, 3000 B.C. to 1192 A.D.

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Title Dalhousie in India 1848-56
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1973
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121504406
length 174p.
Subjects History