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GokhaleThe Indian Moderates and the British Raj$
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B. R. Nanda

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195647518

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.001.0001

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Advocate for India

Advocate for India

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(p.212) 20 Advocate for India
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Gokhale
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B. R. Nanda

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0020

In the last months as viceroy, Curzon had so thoroughly alienated large sections of the Indian opinion that almost any viceroy succeeding him would have been popular. Lord Minto did not have Curzon’s dominating personality, intellectual stamina, or demoniac energy, but he was also free from his predecessor’s flamboyance, conceit, and irascibility. Soon after his arrival in India, the new viceroy stumbled upon the key to popularity which had eluded Curzon for six years. This chapter describes Minto’s dealings with Gokhale. It also details Gokhale’s trip to England in 1906.

Keywords:   Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Lord Minto, Curzon, popularity, trip to England

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