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Congress President

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780195647518
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081400 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0019

Series: Oxford India Paperbacks

Congress President

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This chapter focuses on Gokhale’s role as president of the Benares Congress. He was elected only a few days before he sailed for England. How oppressive the responsibility was to be was mercifully hidden from him at that time. During the next three months, while he campaigned on behalf of the Congress in England, the Indian political scene underwent a radical transformation. The transformation was caused by Curzon’s persistence in enforcing the partition of Bengal in the teeth of popular opposition.

Keywords: Gopal Krishna Gokhale; role as president; Benares Congress; Indian politics; partition of Bengal; Curzon

Chapter.  3918 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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