n Lord Dufferin : Congress was a microscopic minority.
n Lord Curzon : Congress was ‘tottering to its fall’ and one of his greatest ambition in India was ‘‘to
assist it (congress) a peaceful demise’.
n Charles Napier: ‘We have no right to seize Sind, yet we shall do so and a very advantageous, useful
humane piece of rascality it will be ’’.
n Thomas Roe : ‘‘I know these people are best treated with the sword in one hand and the caducean in the other.’’
n Nabin Chandra Sen : ‘‘The battle of Plassey was followed by a night of eternal gloom for India’’.
n John Sullivan : ‘Our system acts very much like a sponge drawing up all the good things from the
banks of the Ganges and Squeezing them down on the banks Thames’.