Notes on the Geography of Northern India: Calcutta Monuments: Photo 11
In yet another alcove, Lord Cornwallis, in his Lucius Quintus getup. Cornwallis was an important figure in the establishment of British rule in Bengal. His best-known accomplishment was probably giving aristocratic landlords (zamindars) the task of collecting taxes from the peasantry. This "permanent settlement" was much less farsighted than the ryotwari one adopted in Madras, where taxes were collected directly by the government, but it probably seemed an altogether British solution to Cornwallis.
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