Q. Who was the Governor General of India when the revolt of 1857 broke out?

[A] Lord Canning

[B] Lord Dalhousie

[C] Lord Minto I

[D] Lord Emharst

Answer: A

Lord Canning 1856-1857 (Governor General of India): 

  • Establishment of three universities at Calcutta, Madras and Bombay in 1857. 
  • Revolt of 1857. 

Lord Canning 1858-1862 (Viceroy): 

  • Transfer of control from East India Company to the Crown, the Government of India Act, 1858. 
  • ‘White Mutiny’ by European troops in 1859. 
  • Indian Councils Act of 1861. 

Source: Spectrum’s A Brief History of Modern India. 

History – Modern History – India under the Company’s rule