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  • DURBAR, a term in India for a court or levee, from the Persian durbar.
  • A durbar may be either a council for administering affairs of state, or a purely ceremonial gathering.
  • A durbar is the executive council of a native state.
  • In the latter sense the word has come to be applied to great ceremonial gatherings like Lord Lytton's durbar for the proclamation of the queen empress in India in 1877, or the Delhi durbar of 1903.
  • He remained in the post, under Lord Crewe as Lord Morley's successor, till 1914; and so made his first official acquaintance with India under the influence of Lord Morley's reforms and Lord Crewe's Durbar changes of 1911.

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