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Q.With reference to Colonial Rule, which one the following Governor General is called “The Liberator of Indian Press.”?

  1. Charles Metcalfe

  2. Lord Ripon

  3. T. B. Macaulay

  4. Lord Canning


Solution

The correct option is A
Charles Metcalfe
Explanation:

Charles Metcalfe officiating governor general (1835-36) repealed obnoxious ordinance of 1823 and earned the epithet of “Liberator of Indian press”. The result of this liberal press policy level policies which continued unchanged till 1865 was the rapid growth of newspapers all over the country.

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