Governor-General

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The Governor-General of India was the head of the administration in British India. Between 1858 and 1947 the position was titled Viceroy and Governor-General of India.

Warren Hastings - First Governor-General of India from 1773 to 1785

History of the position

  • 1833 The newly designated Governor-General of India was granted authority over all of British India.
  • 1858 After the Indian Mutiny the Crown took control of India and the Governor-General was the head of the government in India. To reflect his further role as the monarch's representative to the Princely states, the office was retitled Viceroy and Governor-General of India.
  • 1947 The Governor-General was kept after Independence until India and Pakistan became republics in the 1950s, although the term Viceroy was abandoned.

FIBIS Resources

Holders

See Category:Governors-General of India as well as a full list on Wikipedia (link below).

External links

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Historical books online

Viceroys House New Delhi
Selections From The State Papers Of The Governors General Of India edited by G W Forrest. Volume I Warren Hastings, Volume II Warren Hastings 1910 Archive.org.
Hardinge Papers Relating To Punjab edited and annotated by Dr Kirpal Singh 2002 Archive.org. Includes papers relating to both the Hardinge Governor General and Viceroy.
Hardinge Papers Relating To Punjab edited and annotated by Dr Kirpal Singh 2002 Archive.org. Includes papers relating to both the Hardinge Governor General and Viceroy.
Mountbatten And The Partition Of India by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre 1960 Archive.org version mirror from Digital Library of India. Publication date elsewhere is given as 1982. Also available to read online on Academy of the Punjab in North America.
Mountbatten And Independent India by Larry Collins and Dominique Laouerre 1960 Archive.org version, mirror from Digital Library of India. Publication date elsewhere is given as 1982.