British officials like James Mill, and above all Lord William Bethink, The Governor General of India, Championed the cause of modernization. Legislations of Bentinck: Lord William Bentinck came to India as Governor General.
His period as governorgeneral from 1828 to 1835 has been accepted as an important phase of reform. Lord Bentick was a great reformer. He was the first GovernorGeneral who was sympathetic towards the Indian people and also tried to remove difficulties of the Indians. After Cornwallis it was GovernorGeneral Lord William Bentick who paid attention to any new administrative reforms and introduced some changes in the sphere of Social Reforms in India During Lord William Bentincks Era in 1828 Article shared by The advent of Lord William Bentinck in 1828 opened an Reforms of Lord William Bentinck The advent of Lord William Bentinck ushered in a new era in the annals of India in many ways.
Although his tenure of office covered only a short span of seven years, it saw a period of enduring reforms. Bentinck was born in Buckinghamshire, the second son of Prime Minister William Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, and Lady Dorothy, only daughter of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire. Upon the third duke's marriage to Lady Dorothy, he changed the family name to CavendishBentinck.
Judicial Reforms Of Lord William Bentinck. Lord Cornwallis assumed the role of GovernorGeneral of the Company in 1786 and continued till 1793. He was directed to take up three specific matters, one of them being reforms of the judicial system.
The other tasks were resolving the problem of land revenue and improvement in the Lord Bentinck became the governor general of India after Lord Amherst.
He took office in the year 1828. Bentinck was the first governor general who took significant steps to weed out the social evils that plagued the country at Roy campaigned for the removal of satipratha until GovernorGeneral Lord William Bentinck enacted it in 1829. His revolt against the living Hindu society and his appeal to Hindus to purify their religion and reform their social institutions was the most positive impact of modernization.
Lord William Bentinck was the first GovernorGeneral to visualise a Russian threat to India. Hence, he was eager to negotiate friendly relations both with the ruler of Punjab, Maharajah Ranjit Singh and also with the Amirs of Sind. Reforms of Lord William Bentinck The advent of Lord William Bentinck ushered in a new era in the annals of India in many ways. Although his tenure of office covered only a short span of seven years, it saw a period of enduring reforms.