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