The Archaeological Survey of India was established in the period of

(A) Warren Hastings
(B) Lord Wellesley
(C) Lord Curzon
(D) Lord William Bentinck

Correct Answer : Lord Curzon
Question Asked : UP Lower (Pre) 2009
Explanation : The efforts related to archaeological survey started in 1784 with the establishment of Asiatic Society at Calcutta by William Jones. In 1861 Lord Canning appointed Alexander Cunningham as Director-General of Archaeological Survey Department. Lord Curzon during his tenure integrated and centralized Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and appointed John Marshall as new Director-General in 1901.
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