Q. 8 5.0( 2 Votes )

Examine the Fifth Report submitted to the British Parliament in 1813.

Answer :

The fifth report submitted to the British parliament in 1813 was a series of reports on the administration and the activities of the East India company in India.

● It was a report of 1002 pages. Out of these pages, 800 pages were appendices that reproduced petitions of Zamindar, riots, reports of collectors and district, statistical table of revenue return, notes on the revenue return, judicial administration of Bengal and Madras written by the official.


● Many political groups argued that the Bengal conquest was benefited to only East India Company.


● It also contains information regarding companies maladministration.


● This report was criticized on the ground that it exaggerated the collapse of traditional zamindari power and overestimated the scale on which zamindars lost their land.overestimated


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