By Surendranath DASGUPTA
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The hopes of the western-educated were fixed on Gladstone after his victory in the 1880 General Election. Would his viceroy offer a vision for British India less imperialistic and more attuned to their aspirations? Born in Downing Street the son of a prime minister, Lord Ripon had been a radical and a Christian socialist in his youth before making another counter-establishment choice by becoming a Roman Catholic. After handling the Alabama arbitration with the USA, he had London experience of Indian government and was believed to be sympathetic to the popular and moralistic liberalism associated with Gladstone’s name.
The residency of the state was the plum appointment in the hands of the Bombay government which was also responsible for the small states of western India. The Calcutta Foreign Department was trying to centralize control of all Political appointments and had recently taken Aden and the Gulf from Bombay. Mutual suspicion between the two governments was to complicate the case, especially when Bombay appointed as resident colonel Phayre who had been suspended for acrimonious relations in his last position in Khelat.
There was now a keen awareness of India’s importance in the empire. 1 As protection spread in the western world and Britain ran a trade deficit, India’s trade surplus with the rest of the world was of vital importance in maintaining Britain’s overall balance of payments. The Liberal Imperialists, the men of the 1890s, Rosebery, Asquith and Grey, saw imperial service as a worthy inheritance which it was their duty to sustain in an age when British power, political and economic, was no longer unchallenged in the wider world.
A History of Indian Philosophy, Vol. I.-V. by Surendranath DASGUPTA