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No other part of the British Empire had this structure and was paid this level of attention. This was partly because of the size of India, but also because of its importance to Britain. The Viceroy was appointed by the British government in Westminster and so was a political appointment. He was sent out to govern India as the personal representative of the monarch who , in 1 900, was Queen Victoria. He was considered to be so important that not only was his salary twice that of the British prime minister, he also had a staff of 700 to make sure his working and living conditions befitted his status .
But of its peo p le as other t h a n an ad m i n istrative c o m m o d ity and the decadent h e i rs of an i nteresti n g past h e kn ew, and perhaps cared, little. Like the Taj M a h a l , to whic h he d evoted m u c h atte nti o n , I n d i a w a s a great i m perial edifice, whic h p o s e d a challenge of p rese ntati o n a n d preservat i o n . I t n e e d e d fi rm d i recti o n , not ge ntle pers u a s i o n . H i story, by whose verd i ct C u rzon set great store, wo u ld j u d ge him by how h e sec u red this m agn ificent constructi o n , both exte rn a l ly aga i n st a l l con ce iva ble t h reats and interna lly aga i n st all possi b le d ecay.
Stanley Reed, a British j ournalist working in India in the early years of the twentieth century, explained: Source N There was n ot h i n g on paper to sto p the I n d ia n fro m com peti n g i n the Civil Service exa m i n ations, but to d o this h e had to sit the exa m s i n Lo n d o n and ro u n d off h i s e d u cati o n at a B ritish u n iversity. H e o r h i s fa m i ly had to fi n d the ready cas h , certa i n ly not less than f1ooo. The ca n d i date had to face the risks of h igher e d u cati o n i n a fo re ign cou ntry a n d a severe test i n u n fa m i liar s u rro u n d i n gs.
Edexcel GCE History AS Unit 2 D2 Britain and the Nationalist Challenge in India 1900-47: Unit 2 by Rosemary Rees