Government of India Act

(1919)

The Government of India Act of 1919 was the latest in a series of acts passed by the British parliament to define the structure of government and administration in Great Britain's chief colony, India. A total of sixteen other Government of India Acts were passed by Parliament. The chief purpose of the 1919 act was to allow the people of India greater participation in their own government. Toward this end, it created a dyarchy, or a dual form of government, in India's provinces, with power shared by the Crown and local authorities. The Government of India Act of 1919 relinquished to...

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