• S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In 1863 the Indian subcontinent was administered by the India Office under the British crown, which in 1858 had taken over control from the East India Company after the mutiny of the Company’s Bengal troops. The India Office, under a secretary of state, administered the country through the governor-general and his council (with seat at Calcutta), provincial governors and the Indian civil and judiciary service (created 1861). The Council had been enlarged in 1861 to comprise, for the first time, an unofficial majority, and legislative councils were being set up in the provinces.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
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  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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