Estimate of Lord Hastings:
Lord Hastings was an able soldier and a brilliant administrator. His liberal views on education and press are commendable. He suppressed the Pindaris, depeated the Marathas and curbed the power of the Gurkhas. His territorial gains strengthened the British power in India. He was considered the maker of the Bombay presidency. In short, he completed and consolidated the work of Wellesley.