Flashcards in India in 1914 Deck (25)
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1

When was the first meeting of the INC?

1885 (73 representatives)

2

What was the membership of the INC in 1888 and 1914?

1888= 600 and 1914=100,000

3

When was the All India Muslim League founded?

1906

4

The Secretary of State of India worked with the Council of India, based in London. How many people were on the Council?

15

5

Until what year could the Indian Civil Service (ICS) exam only be taken in London?

1919 (now could be taken in Delhi and Rangoon)

6

What percentage of India was run by the Princely States?

35% (562 states)

7

How many people were governed in the princely state of Hyderabad?

14 million

8

What was the population of India in 1914?

300 milllion

9

What percentage of the population in 1914 were Hindu?

70%

10

What was the lowest caste in the caste system?

'Untouchables'

11

What percentage of the Indian population were Muslim?

20%

12

What were the two other sizeable minority religions in India besides Hinduism and Islam?

Sikhs and Christians

13

How much, financially, were UK imports of Tea from India in 1854 and 1914?

1854= £24,000 and 1914= £7.8 million

14

How much, financially, were UK imports of Wheat from India in 1854 and 1914?

1854= £0 and 1914=£8.0 million

15

How much, financially, were UK exports of manufactured textiles to India in 1854 and 1914?

1854= £7.2 million and 1914= £40.7 million

16

How much, financially, were UK exports of iron and steel goods to India in 1854 and 1914?

1854= £0.584 million and 1914= £9.8 million

17

When were the import duties of Lancashire Cotton removed?

1879 (this caused extreme outrage)

18

India received about £360 million in investment from Britain. What percentage of Britain's foreign investment did this represent in 1910?

10%

19

When was the Indian Mutiny?

1857

20

How many Anglo-Indians were there at the beginning of the 20th century?

110,000

21

Who was the leader of the moderate camp within the Indian National Congress?

Gopal Krishna Gokhale

22

Who was the leader of the extremist faction within the Indian National Congress?

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

23

When was the Indian Councils Act?

1909

24

In the Indian Councils Act, how many of the 60 on the Viceroy's executive council will be elected from territorial constituencies?

27

25

What provision was made in the Indian Councils Act that enabled minorities to have a voice in the various councils?

Separate electorates