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What was the reason for partitioning Bengal in 1905?

What was the reason for partitioning Bengal in 1905?

The idea of the partition had been brought up only for administrative reasons. Therefore, Curzon planned to split Orissa and Bihar and join fifteen eastern districts of Bengal with Assam. The eastern province held a population of 31 million, most of which was Muslim, with its centre at Dhaka.

What were the two causes of the partition of Bengal?

The reason given for the decision was that Bengal with a population of 78 million had become too big to be administered which was true to some extent, but the real motives behind the partition plan were the British desire to weaken Bengal, the nerve centre of Indian nationalism and divide the Muslims and Hindus on the …

What was the result of partition of Bengal?

Partition of Bengal carried out by the British viceroy in India, Lord Curzon, despite strong Indian nationalist opposition. It divided Bengal into Hindu dominated west which consisted of Bihar, Odisha, etc. and Muslim dominated East Bengal with Assam.

What was the impact of the partition of Bengal?

However, after partition, thousands of Bengali Hindus migrated to Tripura, which changed the state’s demography completely. Tripura’s tribes became a minority in their own homeland and lost their land holdings. As a result, a tribal insurgency began caused violent riots among tribes and Bengalis in 1980.

How did the people react to the partition of Bengal?

The people of Bengal greatly reacted to the partition of Bengal. They clearly saw the aim of the Britishers to break the unity of the Bengali people on communal lines and thus weaken the nationalist movement. III. The division of Bengal provoked an agitation and angry reaction of Bengali people.

Why did the British partition Bengal in 1905?

The Partition of Bengal in 1905 based on the hidden agenda of separating people on communal lines was the first important step towards Divide and rule policy. Shimla deputation (Muslims) led by Aga Khan met Lord Minto at Shimla on 1, October 1906 demanded separate Muslim electorates which was accepted by the British.

What was the province of Bengal in 1905?

Download Partition of Bengal 1905 notes PDF from the link given below. Since 1765 (following the Battle of Buxar) the province of Bengal, which included present-day West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Bangladesh and Assam was under the British.

Why did the Hindus oppose the partition of Bengal?

The Hindus highly opposed the partition of Bengal. Hindus were believing that British used traditional technique “divide and rule” policy against Hindus. With the passage of the time, Hindus dominated on the Indian National congress and Congress demanded for the reforms.

What was the reaction of Muslims to partition of Bengal?

Muslims’ Reaction. Muslims were delighted with the partition of Bengal as there was possibility of Development of Muslims. This was the fundamental reason Muslims did not participate in Swadeshi Movement. Hindus denied to give loans to Muslims and compelled to Muslims take part in Swadeshi movement and also threatened Muslim labourers.