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Indian Councils Act

Full Title : The Background to the Indian Councils Act (1861): Indian Government and White Supremacy in Post-Mutiny India.

Researcher : Paul Brumpton

Brief Outline :

This project examines the conflict between non-official Europeans in India and the Calcutta government through an examination of an important piece of post-Mutiny legislation. At the heart of the conflict lay the determination of non-official Europeans to claim special racial privileges and the Act of 1861 was passed in order to prevent then using the Supreme Legislative Council as a vehicle for their concerns.