Estimate of Lord Ripon
Lord Ripon was the most popular viceroy that England ever sent to India. The Indians by and large hailed him as “Ripon the good”, because he was the only Viceroy, who handled the Indian problems with compassion and sympathy. His attempt to remove racial distinction in the judiciary, the repeal of the Vernacular Press Act, the rendition of Mysore and the introduction of the local self- government increased his popularity among Indians. His resignation was deeply regretted by Indians who cherished his memory with gratitude.