The Partition of Bengal made by Lord Curzon in 1905 lasted until
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2014 Prelims]
(a) the First World War when Indian troops were needed by the British and the partition was ended.
(b) King George V abrogated Curzon’s Act at the Royal Durbar in Delhi in 1911.
(c) Gandhiji launched his Civil Disobedience Movement.
(d) the Partition of India in 1947 when East Bengal became East Pakistan.
- In 1905, Bengal was partitioned into two provinces by Lord Curzon. One was Bengal, which included present-day West Bengal, Odisha, and Bihar, while the other was Eastern Bengal and Assam.
- In 1911, King George V visited India, and due to widespread political protests, the partition of Bengal was revoked. As a result, East and West Bengal were reunited, while Bihar and Odisha became separate provinces. Additionally, a separate Assam province was created.
Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.