Abul Fazal Muhammad Abdur Rahman. Fazlul Huq with 36 seats was able to form a coalition government along with the All-India Muslim League. Africa 17th and 18th centuries. Bihar and Orissa became separate provinces in British India was reorganised in and the presidency was reunited into a single Bengali -speaking province. In , Canada and other British dominions obtained self-government through the Statute of Westminster. So unsuccessful was the Permanent Settlement that it was not introduced in the North-Western Provinces taken from the Marathas during the campaigns of Lord Lake and Arthur Wellesley after , in Punjab after its conquest in , or in Oudh which was annexed in Furthermore, the Permanent Settlement took no account of inflation, meaning that the value of the revenue to Government declined year by year, whilst the heavy burden on the peasantry grew no less. Officially Punjab, Agra and Allahabad had Lieutenant-Governors subject to the authority of the Governor of Bengal in Calcutta, but in practice they were more or less independent.