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Partition of Bengal, 1905 was made on 16 October 1905 by then Indian vice roy Lord Curzon. Jump to: navigation, search October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (January 11, 1859 - March 20, 1925), was a conservative British statesman and sometime Viceroy of India. ...


Origin

Bengal province by far had an area of 189,000 sq miles and 78.50 million populations. Eastern Bengal was almost isolated from western part because of rivers. Streams. low lands , poor communication, poor education , forests etc. In 1836, the upper provinces were placed under a lieutenant governor. In 1854, the Governor-General-in-Council was relieved of the direct administration of Bengal which was placed under a lieutenant governor. In 1874 Assam (includes Sylhet) was severed from Bengal to form a Chief-Commissionership and in 1898 Lushai Hills were added to it. Jump to: navigation, search Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in Bangla (Bengali), is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in Bangla (Bengali), is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ... Assam (অসম) is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Dispur. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sylhet district was established on January 3, 1782, and until 1878 it was part of Bengal province. ...


Partition

Partitioning Bengal were first considered in 1903. There were also additional proposals to separate Chittagong and the districts of Dhaka and Mymensigh from Bengal and attach them to Assam province. Similarly incorporate Chhota Nagpur with the Central Provinces. Government officially published its idea on January 1904. In February 1904, Curzon made an official tour to eastern Bengal districts for assessing public opinion on the partition. He consulted with leading personalities and delivered speeches at Dhaka, Chittagong and Mymensigh explaining the government's stand on partition. The proposed new province would consist of the state of Hill Tripura, the Divisions of Chittagong, Dhaka and Rajshahi (excluding Darjeeling) and the district of Malda incorporate with Assam province. Bengal was to surrender not only these eastern large territories but also to cede to the Central Provinces the five Hindi-speaking states. On the west side it was offered Sambalpur and a minor five Uriya-speaking states from the Central Provinces. Bengal would be left with an area of 141,580 sq. miles and 54 million populations, where 42 million would be Hindus and 9 million Muslims. The new province was named Eastern Bengal and Assam with Dhaka its capital and subsidiary headquarters at Chittagong. Its area would be 106,540 sq. miles with 31 million population, where 18 million Muslims and 12 million Hindus. Administration would consist a Legislative Council, a Board of Revenue of two members, and the jurisdiction of the Calcutta High Court would be left undisturbed. Government pointed out that Eastern Bengal and Assam would have a clearly demarcated western boundary and well defined geographical, ethnological, linguistic and social characteristics. The government of India promulgated their final decision in a Resolution dated 19 July 1905 and the Partition of Bengal was effected on 16 October of same year. Jump to: navigation, search 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... Chittagong (Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম, Chaṭṭagrām) is the major sea-port and second largest city of Bangladesh. ... Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bangla: ঢাকা), population 1,39,00,027 (2003), is the capital of Bangladesh. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in Bangla (Bengali), is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ... Assam (অসম) is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Dispur. ... The Chota Nagpur Plateau (also Chhota Nagpur) is a plateau in eastern India, which covers much of Jharkhand state as well as adjacent parts of Orissa, Bihar, and Chhattisgarh. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Curzon line was a boundary line proposed in 1919 by the British Foreign Secretary, Lord Curzon of Kedleston, as a border between Poland, to the west, and Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine, to the east. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in Bangla (Bengali), is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ... Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bangla: ঢাকা), population 1,39,00,027 (2003), is the capital of Bangladesh. ... Chittagong (Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম, Chaṭṭagrām) is the major sea-port and second largest city of Bangladesh. ... Tripura (ত্রিপুরা) is a state in North-east India. ... Chittagong (Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম, Chaṭṭagrām) is the major sea-port and second largest city of Bangladesh. ... Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bangla: ঢাকা), population 1,39,00,027 (2003), is the capital of Bangladesh. ... Jump to: navigation, search Rajshahi (Bangla: রাজশাহী) is a city and a district in northwestern Bangladesh. ... The Toy Train approaching Darjeeling Darjeeling is a town in the Indian state of West Bengal and centre of the region of the same name, situated in the foothills of the Himalaya at elevations of between 2,000 and 3,000 metres above sea level. ... Malda is a district of the Indian state of West Bengal. ... Assam (অসম) is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Dispur. ... Sambalpur is a district in the state of Orissa, India. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in Bangla (Bengali), is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ... Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bangla: ঢাকা), population 1,39,00,027 (2003), is the capital of Bangladesh. ... Jump to: navigation, search In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Chittagong (Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম, Chaṭṭagrām) is the major sea-port and second largest city of Bangladesh. ... A Legislative Council in British constitutional thought is the second-to-top tier of a government led by a Governor-General, Governor or a Lieutenant-Governor, inferior to an Executive Council and equal to or superior to a Legislative Assembly. ... The Board of Revenue was a Colonial British institution and part of the British Raj in India. ... Jump to: navigation, search July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ...


See also

Jump to: navigation, search Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in Bangla (Bengali), is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ... Jump to: navigation, search West Bengal (পশ্চিম বঙ্গ, Pościm Bôngo) is a state in the eastern region of India. ...

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Ghose, Aurobindo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (405 words)
Born in Bengal, he was sent to England and lived there for 14 years, completing his education at Cambridge.
The agitation against the partition (1905) of Bengal drew him into the nationalist movement, and for several years he acted as leader of a secret revolutionary organization, becoming well known through his eloquent patriotic writings.
He was eventually jailed for subverting British rule and while in prison experienced visions that completely altered his outlook.
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