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THE GENERAL ELECTION,

1885.

INDIA'S INTEREST IN THE BRITISH

BALLOT Box,

BY

WILLIAM DIGBY, C.I.E.,

Liberal Candidate for North Paddington,

AUTHOR OF "INDIA FOR THE INDIANS-AND FOR ENGLAND," "INDIAN
PROBLEMS FOR ENGLISH CONSIDERATION,” “THE FAMINE

CAMPAIGN IN SOUTHERN INDIA," ETC., ETC.

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BY THE SAME AUTHOR.

INDIA FOR THE INDIANS

—AND FOR ENGLAND.

THE RIGHT HON. JOHN BRIGHT, M.P.,

Speaking at St. James's Hall, February 25, 1885, said : Lord Ripon has referred to a work published recently on India by the Secretary of the National Liberal Club. I have read that book with great care and great interest. I would not say that I would adopt all the propositions which are set forth in that volume; but I would say this, that it AFFORDS MATTER FOR THE MOST SERIOUS THOUGHT, AND NO PERSON WHO HAS THE SMALLEST INTEREST IN INDIA BUT CAN BE BENEFITED BY READING IT."

OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.

The Manchester Examiner : -" Mr. Digby, who as honorary secretary of the Indian Famine Fund won golden opinions for his disinterested and untiring activities, has long been recognised as a weighty authority on all matters appertaining to the welfare of our Eastern Empire; and this volume will certainly sustain his reputation as a far-seeing and right-feeling political thinker. The late Mr. Fawcett was known during his parliamentary career as the Member for India,' and should Mr. Digby ever find his way into the House of Commons he will have a very fair claim to inherit the honourable title. Even the most superficially informed persons know how open to adverse criticism is our Indian administration, and Sir Louis Mallet, the late Under Secretary for India, has put on record the striking statement that ihe present system has only survived in virtue of its practical exemption from all independent and intelligent criticism. Such criticism, based not only upon conscientious research, but on long and intimate personal knowledge, is supplied by Mr. Digby's volume, which is a perfect treasure-house of facts and arguments for all who are interested in the cause of Indian reform."

INDIA'S INTEREST ‘IN THE BRITISH

BALLOT Box.

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