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Competitionwallahs: Greek, Latin, and the Indian Civil Service

Phiroze Vasunia

in The Classics and Colonial India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199203239
eISBN:
9780191746598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203239.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Entrance to the prestigious Indian Civil Service was regulated by competitive examination. The exams were introduced by Thomas Macaulay and Benjamin Jowett in the mid-nineteenth century after the ... More


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