Partition of Bengal Significant Signposts 1905-1911

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Item Code: IDH327
Author: Nityapriya Ghosh, Ashoke Mukhopadhyay
Publisher: Sahitya Samsad
Edition: 2022
ISBN: 8179550656
Pages: 217 (B & W Illus: 60, Map:1)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 10.6" X 7.3"
Weight 850 gm
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The Partition of Bengal in 1905 and its annulment in 1911-12 are landmarks in the history of India's struggle for freedom. The partition led the people of Bengal to protest against the arbitrary and motivated decision. The protest went through three phases: meetings and memorials, constitutional boycott, and terrorism. Bengali sentiments were sought to be placated by the eventual revocation of British India was moved to Delhi from Calcutta to check the furore of Bengal militancy.

This volume brings together a selection of texts, including the relevant government resolutions and proclamations; memorials and resolutions adopted at public protest meetings; historic lectures and addresses by Lord Curzon, Sir Charles Tegart, Abdur Rasul, Surendranath Banerjea, Rabindranath Tagore, Bepin Chandra Pal, Krishnakumar Mitra; essays, comments and editorials in newspapers of the period - and in The Bengalee, Bande Mataram and Yugantar, three major contemporary organs of protest. It offers readers a direct feel of the pulse of the times; and allows social scientists, historians and scholars to study closely the beginnings of the communal divide that led to the second Partition of 1947.

About the Author

Nityapriya Ghosh (b. 1934) has taught English in colleges, worked in the civil service and has been a public relations executive. He has written books on Rabindranath Tagore and writes on literary and political subjects.

Ashoke Kumar Mukhopadhyay (b. 1955) works as a corporate communications executive and has written political biographies and edited documents on communism in India.


H. H Risley's Letter of 3 December 1903 1
Lord Curzon's Visit in East Bengal 17
Town Hall Memorial, 18 March 1904 33
Public Resolution on the Partition of Bengal 38
Resolution by Congress 39
Town Hall Resolution 39
Bengal Provincial Conference, Mymensingh, 1905 40
East Bengal's Memorial to the Secretary of State 46
The Partition of Bengal : Secretary of State's Despatch 50
East Bengal's Second Memorial to the Secretary of State 52
The Partition Question and the Memorials to Parliament 54
Government of India's Resolution (19 July 1905) 57
Government Resolution on the Partition of Bengal 62
Memorial from Bengal to Hon'ble the Commons 65
Agitation or Organisation ? B C Pal 68
Partition and Protest 71
The Protest Meeting in the Calcutta Town Hall 7 August 1905 73
Town Hall Resolution 79
Sir Andrew Fraser's Speech at Murshidabad 80
The Legal Aspect of the Partition Question 82
Proclamation (1 September 1905) 84
Tagore's National Songs 85
Calcutta in Ferment 86
Bangalakshmir Bratakatha 91
The Carlyle Circular and the Anti-Circular Society 95
Bengal Provincial Conference, Barisal, 1906 96
That Sinful Desire 123
Mukti Kon Pathe 126
The Man of the Past and the Man of the Future 129
All India Muslim League Formed, 1906 132
Bengal Provincial Conference, Berhampur, 1907 132
Doctrine of Passive Resistance 142
Mymensingh District Conference, 1907 147
Mahomedans and Swadeshi 150
Lal Istahar 153
East Bengal Disturbances 158
True Meaning of the Risley Circular 161
The Bengal Government's Letter 164
Mr. Chowdhury's Policy 166
In Praise of Honest John 168
The Morality of Boycott 172
Bengal Provincial Conference, Pabna, 1908 175
Revolutionary Beginnings 193
'Actions' by Secret Societies and Extremist Forces in Bengal 1906-1911 195
Terror: "Perverted Patriotism" 202
Notification (1912) 208
Announcement (1912) 208
Bengal Provincial Conference, Dacca, 1913 209
Chronology of Events 212
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