HC Deb 10 May 1906 vol 156 cc1464-5
SIR H. COTTON (Nottingham, E.)

To ask the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that the proposal to appoint a European officer to be professor of Sanskrit in the Presidency College of Calcutta has given rise to unfavourable comment in India; and, seeing that the general feeling in that country is in favour of adhering to the practice of employing properly qualified Indians to be teachers of Sanskrit in the Government colleges, will he state what action he proposes to take.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) No proposal as to the professorship of Sanskrit in the Presidency College, Calcutta, has reached me. I do not propose, therefore, to take any action in the matter.