The educated Bengali Hindus felt that it was a deliberate blow inflicted by Curzon at thational consciousness and growing solidarity of the Bengali- Speaking population. The Hindus of Bengal, who controlled most of the Bengal's commerceand the different professions and led the rural society , opined that the Bengalee nation would be divided, making them a minority in a province including the whole of Bihar and Orissa. They strongly believe that it was the prime object of the govt. to encourage the growth of Muslim power in eastern Bengalas a counterpoise to thwart the rapidly growing strength of the educated Hindu community. Economic, political and communal interests combined together to intensify the opposition against the partition measure. The British press , the Anglo Indian Press and even some administratorsopposed the intended measure.
In 1902, Nawab Sir Khwaja Salimullah (center in robes) with local elites In Ahsan manjil Dhaka (photo: Fritz Kapp)
In 1904, Curzon, Governor General, and viceroy of India Shahbagh on a visit with Lady curzon (photo:fritz Kapp
Elephants on the march at Peelkhana, Dhaka (photo: 1895-90, Fritz Kapp)
Viceroy Curzon's escort in Dhaka (photo; Fritz Kapp)