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Documents on the history of the Indian National Congress from the archive of viceroy of India Minto

Nikitin Dmitrii

PhD in History

Leading Bibliographer, National Research Tomsk State University

634050, Russia, Tomskaya oblast', g. Tomsk, ul. Lenina, 36

nikitds33@gmail.com

DOI:

10.25136/2409-868X.2021.6.33220

Review date:

14-06-2020


Publish date:

29-06-2021


Abstract: The subject of this research is the documents from the archive of the viceroy of India Minto, which contain the records about the Indian National Congress. The author examines the history of studying the archive of Minto in foreign scientific literature. Special attention is given to correspondence of Minto with the Secretary of State for India Lord John Morley and their deputies that covers the period from the first Partition of Bengal (1905), split in the Indian National Congress (1907), and draft of the Morley-Minto reform, which involved the members of the Indian National Congress. The article also discusses the activity of the Indian Parliamentary Committee in the British House of Commons, and the response of the colonial authorities to hire pro-Indian parliamentarians in London. The conclusion is made that the documents on the history of the Indian National Congress from Minto’s archive reveal the peculiarities of interaction between the British colonial administration and the national elites, which was aimed at preserving the loyalty of the most moderate representatives of the Indian National Congress, as well as at weakening the national liberation movement that manifested in countering by the colonial administration the significant extension of rights of the Indian nationals and implementation of “separate electorates: within the framework of the Morley-Minto reform.  The documents from Minto’s archive reflect the perspective of the colonial administration on the path of further development of India within the empire by preserving British power.


Keywords: Indian Parliamentary Committee, partition of Bengal, Morley-Minto reform, archives, British Empire, colonialism, Indian National Congress, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Henry Cotton, history of India
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