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West Bengal Governor JagdeepDhankar was recently trolled on Twitter as he took to the micro-blogging site to post his picture with a caption where he referred to a table apparently used by Lord Curzon to sign Partition papers as "iconic".

About Lord Curzon
•    On January 6, 1899, Lord Curzon was appointed the new Governor General and Viceroy of India. He was the youngest Viceroy of India. This was a time when British unpopularity was increasing due to the impact of recurring famine and the plague.
•    Curzon did little to change the opinion of the educated Indian class. Instead of engaging with the nationalist intelligentsia, he implemented a series of repressive measures.
•    For instance, he reduced the number of elected Indian representatives in the Calcutta Corporation (1899). The University Act of 1904 brought the Calcutta University under the direct control of the government.The Official Secrets Act (1904) was amended to curb the nationalist tone of Indian newspapers.
•    Few Significant Events likeAppointment of Police Commission (1902) under Sir Andrew Frazer to review police administration, Ancient Monuments Preservation Act (1904), Younghusband’s Mission to Tibet (1904), Establishment of Department of Commerce and Industry, etc. took place under Lord Curzon’s Rule.
•    Finally, Curzon ordered partition of Bengal in 1905. The partition led to widespread protest all across India, starting a new phase of the Indian national movement.

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Curzon-Kitchener controversy, Swadeshi movement.