Delhi Durbar of 1911

In 1910, there was a succession in England where King George V ascended the throne. In 1911 he paid a visit to India. Darbar was held to commemorate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary as Emperor and Empress of India. The Darbar brought back the pomp and show of the Mughals once again in Delhi. The King and the Queen attired in the coronation robes with thousands of diamonds and precious gems appeared in the Jharokha of the red fort to give Darshan to 5 Lakh Indian people who gathered to greet the sovereign couple.

  • The Congress passed a resolution condemning the pomp and show of this Darbar at the cost of the poor Indians.
  • In this Darbar, the King declared that Capital of India will be transferred from Calcutta to Delhi.
  • In the same Darbar it was also declared the Partition of Bengal is cancelled.

    This was a striking change. In the same year, another Census of India was carried out.

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  • nationalist

    The darbar brought back the pomp and show of muslims in delhi(lol).