Reference Entry

Hastings, Warren (1732-1818), governor-general of Bengal

Peter J. Marshall

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Schooling and first years in India | The 'Plassey revolution', 1757-1765 | Early assessments and return to England, 1765-1769 | Return to India, 1769-1772 | Governor: Bengal in 1772 | Hastings's view of his task | The revenue issue | The administration of justice | Diplomacy in India | The business of administration | Structure of government and disputed authority | Accusations of corruption | Wars: saving the empire in India? | Benares and Oudh, 1781 | Hastings in private life and as a patron | Resignation, 1785 | Retirement | Impeachment and trial, 1787-1795 | Assessment of Hastings's career | After the acquittal

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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