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The Making of a Statesman Elder, 1881–90

Edwin Hirschmann

in Robert Knight

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780195696226
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080557 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195696226.003.0006
The Making of a Statesman Elder, 1881–90

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This chapter focuses on Knight's later years. It describes his views on the Ilbert Bill, the death of Salar Jung, self-government and the first Indian National Congress, the Tenancy Bill, the Burdwan trial, and Calcutta's civic affairs. It then turns to Knight's medical problems which may have caused his year of silence in 1882. From 1887 he was in ‘failing health’, according to his own paper, and had been advised to return to England, but he held on as editor. Knight passed away on 27 January 1890, at the age of 64.

Keywords: Ilbert Bill; Salar Jung; self-government; Burdwan trial; civic affairs; Indian Nation Congress; Tenancy Bill; Calcutta

Chapter.  14865 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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