Author's Name: Dutt Romesh Chunder
Dutt, Romesh Chunder (1848-1909) civil servant, politician, political and economic thinker and writer. Better known as RC Dutt, he was born on 13 August 1848 in the well-known Dutt family of Ramnagar, Calcutta. His parents were Isan Chunder Dutt and Thakamani. In December 1864 Dutt passed the Entrance Examination Two years later he passed the First Arts Examination from the Presidency College. In 1868 he sailed for London along with surendranath banerjea and Behari Lal Gupta. The next year he passed the ICS Examination.
Dutt started his administrative career in 1871 when he was appointed Assistant Magistrate, Alipore. Later he served as Relief Officer in Meherpur (Nadia) and then in Dakhin Shahbazpur (Bakerganj), as District Magistrate in Bankura, Balasore, Bakerganj, Pabna, Mymensingh, Burdwan, Dinajpur and Midnapore, and as Divisional Commissioner of Orissa. Divisional Commissionership was the highest position ever reached by an Indian till that time. He retired in 1897 at the age of 49. In the normal course he had nine more years to serve.
In a letter written to his brother he indicated that he had resigned because his juniors had been promoted to higher posts and because the government was not ‘disposed to repose to any real trust and confidence’ in him. Therefore, he was ready to utilize his ‘power and abilities ... to the benefit of my [his] country in other ways’. As it turned out, these “other ways” included active participation in politics, writings, and persistent efforts to create public opinion in India and England in favour of ‘reforming’ the government of India.
- Publisher's Name: Kegan Paul, Uk
- Publish Year: 1894
- Binding: Hb
- Subject: Poetry
- Paperback: 242 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415868912
- ISBN-13: 978-0415868914
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