Sidney Rowlatt

Judge, Chivalric Order Member

1862 – 1945

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Who was Sidney Rowlatt?

Sir Sidney Arthur Taylor Rowlatt KC KCSI PC was an English lawyer and judge, best remembered for his controversial presidency of the Rowlatt committee, a sedition committee appointed in 1918 by the British Indian Government to evaluate the links between political terrorism in India, especially Bengal and the Punjab, and the German government and the Bolsheviks in Russia. The committee gave rise to the Rowlatt Act, an extension of the Defence of India Act 1915.

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Born
Jul 20, 1862
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • King's College, Cambridge
Died
Mar 1, 1945

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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