Reconstructing India

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P. S. King & son, Limited, 1920 - India - 333 pages
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Page 55 - Committee, therefore, the Secretary of State should, as far as possible, avoid interference on this subject when the Government of India and its Legislature are in agreement, and they think that his intervention, when it does take place, should be limited to safeguarding the international obligations of the Empire or any fiscal arrangements within the Empire to which His Majesty's Government is a party.
Page 74 - LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT is that system of Government under which the greatest number of minds, knowing the most, and having the fullest opportunities of knowing it, about the special matter in hand, and having the greatest interest in its well-working, have the management of it, or control over it.
Page 338 - This book is due on the last date stamped below, or LOAN DEPT. on the date to which renewed. Renewed books are subject to immediate recall.
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Page 74 - ... about the special matter in hand, and having the greatest interest in its well-working, have the management of it, or control over it. "Centralization is that system of government under which the smallest number of minds, and those knowing the least, and having the fewest opportunities of knowing...
Page 44 - ... of the Crown in India ; that one member of the Council should have definite legal qualifications, but that those qualifications may be gained in India as well as in the United Kingdom ; and that not less than three members of the Council should be Indians. In this...
Page 336 - Demy 8vo. 465 pp. 12s. 6d. Manchester Guardian : " The book is an admirable example of scholarly and industrious research, forming a valuable contribution to the history of social and economical progress.
Page 237 - The general outlook upon life in India, as things are now, is too gloomy to permit sound individual or social development. Far too common is the belief that life is merely a transitory stage in the passage of the soul to another world. That notion chills enthusiasm, kills joy, and promotes fatalism. The enervating climate and lack of proper nourishment react upon the nerves and accentuate the pessimistic tendency.
Page 174 - On the normal pre-War basis, the average production of British India, including irrigated crops, cannot be more than twenty-five rupees per acre; in Japan it cannot be less than...
Page 239 - Social distinctions exist in every country, — distinctions based upon wealth, birth, or occupation. No country outside India has, however, a social system which cuts at the very root of human brotherhood, condemns millions of persons to perpetual degradation, makes people hyper-exclusive, magnifies religious differences, and disorganises society Whatever its origin, caste enters into every detail of individual life, and everywhere plays havoc with it.

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