Posts Tagged ‘Colonial India’

October 3, 2012 0

Hindoo College Calcutta Revisited: Its pre-history and the role of Rammohun Roy

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Rajesh Kochhar (2012) Science and Culture,  Vol. 78, No. 7-8 (Jul-Aug), pp. 280-305. (Meghnad Saha Memorial Lecture delivered under the auspices of Indian Science News Association, Kolkata, 28 July 2011). The May 1816 decision to establish the (school section of) Hindoo College Calcutta “for the tuition of sons of respectable Hindus” was immediately recognized as a […]

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July 26, 2012 0

Surveyors General in British India during 1767-1884

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Surveyors General in the  Presidencies 1767-1815 A. Bengal 1767-1777 James Rennell 1777-1786 Thomas Call 1786-1788 Mark Wood !788-1794 Alexander Kyd 1794-1808 Robert Colebrooke 1808-1813 John Garstin 1813-1815 Charles Crawford. B. Bombay 1796-1807 Charles Reynolds 1807-1815 Monier Williams C. Madras 1810-1815 Colin Mackenzie Surveyors General of India 1815-> 1815-1821 Colin Mackenzie 1821-1823 John Hodson 1823-1826 Valentine Blacker […]

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March 20, 2010 0

Glimpses of Colonial India.2.College of Fort William, Calcutta

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College of Fort William, Calcutta, which was opened in 1800, instructed the newly appointed East India Company officials in vernacular languages.The professors were all European, but their assistants, called Munshis, were native. In the College setting the master- slave relationship transcended the student- teacher relationship In 1810, a student named Kennedy beat his teacher, Ananda […]

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